The Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team advanced to the “SoDak 16” for the second year in a row with a Region 3A win over the Tri-Valley Mustangs on Thursday, November 1st at Sioux Falls Christian High School. Dell Rapids won in straight sets by scores of 25-16, 25-7, 27-25.
Dell Rapids started the match on fire jumping out to a 9-4 lead early in the first set. The Mustangs closed the game to 9-7, but the Quarriers responded with a 6-0 run to pull away at 15-7. Dell Rapids pushed that lead to 22-12. Tri-Valley cut the lead to 22-16, but the Quarriers closed out the first set on a 3-0 run for the win. Dell Rapids was able to carry that momentum into the second set. The Quarriers cruised to a 25-7 win to take a 2-0 lead.
Tri-Valley would not go away easily in the third set. The two teams were locked in a close battle throughout the entire third set. Tri-Valley took a 6-4 lead early on in the set and was able to maintain a lead through the first half of the third set. Dell Rapids was able to take the lead at 15-14. Neither team was able to get a lead greater than two points throughout the remainder of the set. Dell Rapids had the advantage at 24-23, 25-24, and 26-25. The Quarriers got the final point on a rotation violation for the match win.
Dell Rapids (21-8) advances to the “SoDak 16”. The Quarriers will face the Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies on Tuesday, November 6th. The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.