The Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team completed a tough week of games by facing #4 Elk Point-Jefferson on Tuesday, September 3rd and #1 Sioux Falls Christian on Thursday, September 5th, both on the road. It was the sixth and seventh matches for Dell Rapids in a span of a week.
The Quarriers held tough against the fourth-ranked Huskies on Tuesday. Dell Rapids lost a tough first set by a score of 27-25, and then lost the next two sets by the same score of 25-18.
Dell Rapids then traveled to Sioux Falls to play the top-ranked Chargers on Thursday. The Quarriers held a slim 10-9 lead in the first set, but Sioux Falls Christian went on a 9-2 run to take an 18-12 lead. The Chargers would hold on for the set win at 25-16.
After the second set was tied 6-6, Dell Rapids scored three straight points for a 9-6 lead. Again the Chargers went on a 9-2 run for a 15-11 lead. Dell Rapids tied the set at 19-19, and then took the lead at 21-20. The Chargers tied the set at 21-21 before Dell Rapids scored the next two points for a 23-21 lead. Sioux Falls Christian scored the next three points for a 24-23 lead. Dell Rapids tied it, but the Chargers scored the final two points for the 26-24 win.
Dell Rapids was within a point of the Chargers at 9-8, but Sioux Falls Christian reeled off six straight points for a 15-8 lead. The Chargers continued to roll from there, as they went on to win the set by a score of 25-14 and take the match.
Mackenzie Grisham led the team with five kills against the Chargers. Mallory Haak had four kills. Liz Prize had 17 set assists. Grisham also led the team with 15 digs, while Gabi Rus had 12 digs. Both Grisham and Rus had an ace serve. Emma VanRegenmorter had a block.
The Quarriers (0-7) will be on a break for a week. Dell Rapids will travel to Tea to play the Tea Area Titans on Thursday, September 12th.