Quarriers Big Rally Nets Win over Deubrook Area

NewDRLogoTrailing two sets to none and facing match point, the Dell Rapids Quarriers rallied for a thrilling five-set match win over the Deubrook Area Dolphins on Tuesday, October 9th.  Dell Rapids won by set scores of 11-25, 26-28, 26-24, 25-20, 15-11.

Playing in their second match in as many nights, the Quarriers got off to a bit of a slow start as Deubrook was able to get out to a 14-9 lead in the first set, and then close out the set on an 11-2 run to win 25-11.  Dell Rapids appeared as if they were going to tie the match at 1-1 leading 22-17 in the second set, but Deubrook rallied to tie the set at 24-24, and then got the advantage and win at 28-26.

Dell Rapids was able to get themselves a 15-11 lead mid way through the third set, but Deubrook tied it at 18-18.  The Dolphins continued with the momentum for a 24-22 lead, forcing match point on Dell Rapids.  The Quarriers rallied for four straight points to steal the third set at 26-24 and keep the match alive.

Neither team was able to get more than a two-to-three point lead for much of the fourth set.  The two teams were tied 17-17 and 19-19 before Dell Rapids closed out the fourth set on a 6-1 run to force the fifth and final set.  Deubrook started to pull away in the fifth set as they lead 9-5 and then 11-7.  However, the Quarriers stormed back with eight straight points with Maria Jackson serving to win the match.

Dell Rapids (16-6) will take a four-match winning streak into the Dak-12 Conference Tournament on Saturday, October 13th.  The tournament will be held at Dakota Valley High School.


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