For the second match in a row, the Dell Rapids Quarriers overcame a 2-0 deficit to come back and win the match. This time Dell Rapids did it in one of the finals of the Region 3A Tournament. Dell Rapids defeated the Baltic Bulldogs in five sets by scores of 17-25, 22-25, 25-14, 25-21, 15-13 to advance to the Sweet 16 Round of the 2017 South Dakota Class A volleyball playoffs.
Baltic opened up the match on a quick run and rode the momentum to take the first set over the Quarriers. They continued the momentum into the second set and found themselves with a 2-0 set lead heading into the third set. Dell Rapids was able to get rolling in the third set and gained some momentum with a 25-14 win. The Quarriers picked up more and more steam in the fourth set as they held off the Bulldogs for the 25-21 win to force the fifth set. Dell Rapids got out to a 4-0 lead in the fifth set and never lost the lead to complete the comeback win.
Trinity Gordon had 13 kills for the Quarriers. Sydney Stofferahn had 11 kills. Maria Jackson had eight kills, Jayda Knuppe had six kills, and Shelby Apland had five kills. Brooke Klein finished with 32 digs. Gordon also had 21 digs. Jackson tallied 16 digs, and Hannah Fletcher had 13 digs. Sam Price also had five digs. Fletcher ended the match with 36 set assists.
Dell Rapids (19-9) will be the #13 seed in the Sweet 16 round and will play #4 seed Madison on Tuesday, November 7th. The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.