The 2018 season came to an end for the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal volleyball team in the second round of the Region 4B tournament on Tuesday, October 30th. After an opening-round win over Howard on Monday, the Cardinals faced the #2 seeded Ethan Rustlers at Madison High School. The Rustlers won in straight sets by scores of 25-13, 25-8, 25-15.
The early part of the first set went back and forth with both teams tied at 4-4. Ethan then went on a big run of 15-4 for a 19-8 lead. The Rustlers closed out the set by outscoring St Mary 6-5 to take the first set. The Rustlers carried the momentum into the second set and got a big lead early that carried them to the win. The Cardinals were able to get to a 5-4 lead to start the third set, but again Ethan went on a run of 11-6 to take a 15-10 lead. The Rustlers closed out the match on a 10-5 run for the win.
Veronica Beck led the team with seven kills. Maddie Schwebach and Cassie Mullaney both had three kills. Ella Heinitz finished with 18 set assists. Carly Maxwell and Macie Brown both had five digs in the match.
The Cardinals finished their 2018 season with an overall record of 10-17.