It had been twelve days since the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals last played a volleyball match due to the Covid pandemic. They were able to get back to action on Tuesday, October 20th. St Mary hit the road to Elkton to play the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks, who received votes in the latest South Dakota media volleyball polls.
The Elks won the Dakota Valley Conference match-up in straight sets by scores of 25-20, 25-14, and 25-21.
Courtney Brown had eight kills and six digs in the match. Ella Heinitz, Maya Heinitz, and Addy Gilbert all had four kills each. Whitney Warwick had three ace serves and eight digs. E. Heinitz also had 10 set assists, 12 digs, and two ace serves. Ella Griffin had a team-high 14 set assists, two ace serves, two kills and four digs. M. Heinitz had seven digs as well.
St Mary (7-5) will host Centerville in an varsity-only match on Thursday, October 22nd at 4:00 p.m. prior to the playoff football game. The Cardinals will also host Castlewood on Saturday, October 24th.