The Tri-Valley Mustangs won their fourth straight volleyball match after a straight set win in Dell Rapids against the Quarriers on Thursday, September 17th. The Mustangs won by scores of 25-21, 25-16, and 25-22.
The Mustangs and Quarriers stayed within two or three points most of the first set. Both teams had small leads through the early and middle portions of the set. The two teams were tied at 13-13, 17-17 and 19-19 before Tri-Valley closed out the set on a 6-2 run for the win.
The second started the same as the first one. The score was tied at 5-5 before Tri-Valley went on a four-point run to take a 9-5 lead. Dell Rapids responded with five straight points of their own for a 10-9 lead. Tri-Valley broke a 13-13 tie and went on a 12-3 run to take a two set advantage over the Quarriers.
Set three was also close at the start. The score was tied 5-5, but this time the Mustangs made a big run early. Tri-Valley went on a 14-3 run to take a 19-8 lead. Dell Rapids made a late run and pulled within three points at 23-20, but the Mustangs were able to hold off the Quarrier rally and take the set 25-21 to win the match.
Jessica Masgai had six kills to lead the team. Blayne Gacke had five kills and Abbie Weinacht finished with four kills. Masgai also led the team with a block and six ace serves. Kaitlyn Mohnen had seven digs, while Gacke had six digs. Abbie Weinacht added five ace serves. Grace Schildhauer had 10 set assists.
Tri-Valley (4-2) will travel to Canton on Tuesday, September 22nd.