One poor Packinghouse player wore the face of shell shock.
Dahlia Gonzalez sledge-hammered a ball down so hard and at such an acute angle that it landed in the first row.
Her opponent, who had no chance to return it, stood in astonishment for a moment as if the gods had decreed by oracle an evil future.
Welcome to Dolly’s woods.
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There’s no other way to say it. Dahlia — called Dolly by her closest friends — LEVITATED.
She was on a totally other level Saturday evening at Memorial Park in Santa Monica when Lighthouse Christian Academy sent Packinghouse packing in three straight sets to advance to round 3 of playoffs.
“Dahlia hit her best and served her best ever today,” remarks Coach Jessica Young.
LCA, student population 45, who slinked into playoffs on a wildcard win, is now a victory march to (dare we dream?) the unthinkable.
With two losses in its regular season, how can this be happening?
The girls, mostly sophomores and juniors, have been to go; I was done. And God impressed on her heart: I’m not done with you yet. I love you and I’m not done with you… Read the rest: The Wrath of Dahlia in volleyball.