2017-18 Dolgeville Volleyball Preview: Seeking 600

Dolgeville’s Allen closing in on her 600th career coaching victory

DOLGEVILLE — Heading into her 41st season as head coach, Dolgeville’s Barb Allen was just 10 wins away from a career total of 600.

With the Blue Devils off to a 3-2 start, Allen now needs just seven victories to reach the milestone.

Dolgeville returns several key contibutors from last season include seniors Bobbie Lee Hall (outside hitter), Lauren George (setter), Frankie Jenison (middle blocker) and Hanna Chorlton (middle blocker), as well as junior setter Kinsey Randall.

Juniors Laeken Fox, Samantha Hoke, Paige Crum and Olivia Davies are new to the Dolgeville varsity roster this season, along with sophomores Emma Bilinski, Breanna Potts and Jazzlyn Grassel. Rounding out the roster is exchange student Sarah Thomkova.

“We need to improve on our serving and being more consistent,” Allen said.

Dolgeville lost Section III Class C and CSC first-team all-star Raquel Borst to graduation, as well as Mercedes Rumrill, who was a first-team CSC all-star to graduation.

The Blue Devils also lost Rachael Gross and Kacey Daley, who were honorable-mention CSC selections.

Borst is competing at Mohawk Valley Community College, while Rumrill is playing for Utica College.

Dolgeville is slated to host Frankfort-Schuyler today at 7 p.m.

2017-18 Dolgeville Volleyball Schedule

Monday, December 18

Frankfort-Schuyler at Dolgeville, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 20

Herkimer at Dolgeville, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 27

Dolgeville at Canastota Tournament, 9 a.m.

Friday, December 29

Dolgeville at Watertown Tournament, 9 a.m.

Wednesday, January 3

Old Forge at Dolgeville, 7 p.m.

Friday, January 5

Dolgeville at Remsen, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, January 10

Dolgeville at Sauquoit Valley, 7 p.m.

Friday, January 12

Little Falls at Dolgeville, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 16

Dolgeville at Clinton, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, January 17

Cooperstown at Dolgeville, 7 p.m.

Friday, January 19

Dolgeville at Frankfort-Schuyler, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, January 31

Dolgeville at Herkimer, 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 3

Dolgeville Finale Tournament, 9 a.m.