The No. 5-seeded Lady Bulldogs advanced to the Northern Section semifinals after coming out on top of No. 4 Lassen High School after five hard-fought sets.
Gridley (22-14) won the first two sets (25-23, 25-16) but Lassen fought back in the next two (19-25, 23-25) to send the match into a fifth set. The fifth and final set was a close one, but the Lady Bulldogs ultimately came out on top (16-14).
Haylee Coats led the way at the net for the Bulldogs with 12 kills, while Kaelin Rice added eight kills and five blocks. Lauren Solis had seven kills, Jamie Burr made 37 digs and Vanessa Ramirez spread out 21 assists in the victory.
Gridley played yesterday in the section semifinals against top-seeded West Valley, but scores were not available at press time.