The Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team hosted the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies in their first home match of the season on Tuesday, September 1st. The Huskies won the match in four sets by scores of 26-24, 23-25, 25-17, and 25-21.
Dell Rapids started the first set by getting out to an 11-5 lead. The Huskies went on a 7-0 run to take a 12-11 lead. The teams remained close the remainder of the set with neither side getting ahead by more than three points. Dell Rapids led 23-21 late, but Elk Point-Jefferson eventually tied the set at 23-23 and went on to win 26-24.
The Quarriers again got out to a quick lead in the second set at 5-2. The set remained close again, but Dell Rapids was able to build a six-point lead at 18-12. The Quarriers hung on to win the set 25-23. Elk Point-Jefferson built a big lead in the third set. They jumped out to a 10-3 lead early and pushed the lead to 16-4. Dell Rapids made run to pull within five points at 19-14, but the comeback fell short as the Huskies took the third set 25-17.
The fourth set started back and forth, but Dell Rapids gained an advantage halfway through the set. The Quarriers worked themselves to a four-point lead at 17-13. The Huskies came back and tied the set at 19-19. They took the lead for good at 22-20 before taking the match.
Emma Van Regenmorter and Kylee Fiddelke both had nine kills in the match. Kenzie Garry had eight kills, and Maddie Kringen had seven. Garry had three ace serves on the night. Fiddelke and Danica Heibult both had two ace serves. Van Regenmorter led the team with six blocks. Sam Price had 23 digs, and Sophie Randall added 12. Randall also had 32 set assists.
Dell Rapids (0-2) will host Sioux Falls Christian on Thursday, September 3rd. Seniors will be recognized prior to the varsity match. The varsity match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.