The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal volleyball team advanced to the SoDak16 Qualifying match of the Region 4B tournament with a win on Tuesday, but the post-season run ended there on Thursday, November 5th. The Cardinals feel to the top-seeded Chester Area Flyers in Chester in straight sets by scores of 25-15, 25-13, and 25-10.
The Flyers were strong in all phases of the match. Chester started the first set with a 10-2 run. St Mary was only able to cut the lead to 11-6 before the Flyers went on another big run to make the score 20-10 as they went on to win the first set 25-15.
After a 2-2 tie score to start the second set, the Flyers went on another scoring spurt. Chester went on a 10-2 run for a 12-4 lead. The Cardinals again cut the lead to five points at 12-7, but the Flyers ended the set on a 13-6 run for a 25-13 win.
Chester started the third set with a 3-0 run, but St Mary responded with a 4-0 of their own to take a 4-3 lead. The score remained close with Chester holding an 8-7 lead. The Flyers then went on a 9-0 run for a 17-7 lead. Chester took the set 25-10 for the match win.
Courtney Brown finished with 12 digs, seven kills, and two blocks. Ella Heinitz had eight kills, eight set assists, six digs, and two ace serves. Maya Heinitz added 11 digs and three kills. Ella Griffin finished with eight set assists, three digs, two kills, and two blocks. Macie Brown ended with four digs.
St Mary has their season come to an end with an overall record of 10-9.