No. 6 Dowling too much for Dodgers

WEST DES MOINES – The Fort Dodge volleyball team ran into a solid sixth-ranked Dowling on Tuesday night.

The Dodgers (4-6 overall) lost 25-9, 25-10 and 25-12.

Tiana Mericle had five kills and Ashley Altman added four.

Altman had even digs and five blocks. Maddie Egli added five digs.

“Our girls came in a little tenative,” said first-year head coach Tonia Burrell. “We saw some good things, but we need to work on a lot. Our leaders have to step up so we can see some progression and consistency.”

The freshman A team lost 25-13 and 25-11. The B team lost 25-6 and 25-9.

The sophomores lost 25-20 and 25-18.

Junior varsity lost 25-7 and 25-10.

The Dodgers are back in action on Tuesday when they host Waukee.