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Next time it counts: Devils win Foundation Match

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DHS senior Evelyn Brady (13) connects for one of her five kills in the Blue Devils' three-game sweep of Pioneer in a Foundation Match on Tuesday. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

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The Davis High girls volleyball team will come into home matches against Woodland (Wednesday) and Dixon (Thursday) with just one official win under its belt — but with twice as much momentum.

The Blue Devils, who beat Vacaville Christian on Friday in their season opener, swept Pioneer on Tuesday in a Foundation Match at The Cage.

In the 25-15, 25-15, 25-14 victory, coach Julie Crawford said DHS had already cleaned up a few things that it struggled with against VCHS:

“Our overall ball control was a little bit better than last week and that allowed us to run our offense a lot more. And our serving was better: 89 percent,” she said.

That Devil offense was running for the most part through senior setter Makena Sherwood, who also led the team with four aces and added eight digs. Sherwood’s 23 assists were spread to several different Davis hitters including Maya Gilardi, Karlie Kijanka, Rebecca Monachello and Evelyn Brady, who came in to go 5-for-5.

“We always want to control the pace of the game and that’s what we did (Tuesday),” Crawford said. “Makena did a great job and Evelyn came in and did a really nice job.”

Kimmy Siu added 16 digs for the Blue Devils, who were playing the first of three matches in three days, all at The Cage.

“The girls are in shape; they can handle it,” Crawford explained. “I’m excited because playing is the best way to get better.”

Wednesday’s match against Woodland begins at 5 p.m.

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