Sweet 16 Bittersweet for Quarrier Volleyball

DRvsMadison_VB_11-7-17The “Sweet 16″ match turned bittersweet for the Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team as they fell to the #4 seeded Madison Bulldogs at Brandon Valley High School on Tuesday, November 7th.  After the Quarriers were one point away from a trip to the State A tournament, the Madison Bulldogs found a way to rally and come back to win 3-2 by set scores of 19-25, 29-31, 26-24, 25-20, 15-3 to advance to the state tournament.

Madison started the match with an early 5-2 lead in the first set.  Dell Rapids went on a 10-2 run to take a 12-7 lead midway through the set.  Madison chipped away to tie the set at 18-18, but the Quarriers closed out the set on a 7-1 run to take the first set.

The Bulldogs seemed to regroup in the second set and led 11-6 early.  Dell Rapids closed the gap to 16-14, but Madison went on an 8-1 run to lead 24-15 and had the serve.  Dell Rapids forced the side out to get the serve and make the score 24-16.  Mackenzie Grisham then served nine straight points to give Dell Rapids a 25-24 lead.  The Quarriers were able to maintain the advantage and eventually won the second set 31-29 to give them a 2-0 set lead.

The third set started with runs by both teams.  Madison scored the first four points to take a 4-0 lead.  Dell Rapids answered with four in a row to tie the set at 4-4.  The Bulldogs then put up five in a row to go ahead 9-4.  Dell Rapids worked to tie the set at 12-12 and found momentum to go ahead 19-15.  Dell Rapids held on to the lead at 22-19.  Madison scored the next three points to tie at 22-22.  The two teams traded points to remained tied at 23-23.  After a net violation on a block attempted was called against Madison, the Quarriers found themselves at match point with a score of 24-23.  After a rally, Dell Rapids was called for a net violation to tie things at 24-24.  The Bulldogs rallied for the final two points to steal the third set at 26-24 and keep the match alive.

Set four started back and forth and was tied at 4-4.  Madison went on a 5-0 run to take a 9-4 lead.  Madison maintained about a four-to-six point lead through the middle of the set and then pushed their lead to 17-9.  Dell Rapids rallied to cut the lead to 20-16 and 24-20, but Madison closed out the set at 25-20 to force the fifth and final set.

The Bulldogs seemed to gain momentum throughout the fourth set and jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the fifth set.  Dell Rapids could not get any momentum going of their own, and the Bulldogs took the final set 15-3.

The Dell Rapids Quarrier season comes to an end with an overall record of 19-10.

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Quarriers Win Thriller to Advance to Sweet 16

NewDRLogoFor 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.

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Dell Rapids Wins 5-Set Thriller over Beresford

DRvsBer_VB_10-23-17The Dell Rapids Quarriers came from behind to win a thrilling five-set match over the Beresford Watchdogs on Monday, October 23rd.  It was an exciting win for the Quarriers on senior night.  Dell Rapids won by set scores of 25-27, 18-25, 25-19, 25-22, 15-12.

Dell Rapids held a 24-21 lead in the first set before Beresford rallied to pull off the stunning first set win.  The Watchdogs rode that momentum into the second set to take a 2-0 lead over Dell Rapids.  The Quarriers rallied in the third set to force a fourth.  Dell Rapids was able to hold off Beresford to force the fifth and final set.  The Quarriers jumped out to an 8-3 lead only to see Beresford tie the game at 8-8 moments later.  Dell Rapids was then able to get ahead 12-9 before holding on for the victory.

Brooke Klein finished with 47 digs and an ace in the match.  Hannah Fletcher had 44 set assists, 23 digs, three kills and an ace serve.  Jayda Knuppe had 11 kills, nine digs, two aces and a block.  Maria Jackson added six kills and six digs.  Shelby Apland had three kills and five digs.  Sydney Stofferahn finished with 16 kills.  Trinity Gordon had 50 digs, 17 kills and five aces.  Sam Price had 12 digs, while Dezi Rus had 16 digs.

Dell Rapids end their regular season with an 18-9 record.  The Quarriers finished as the #2 seed in Region 3A and will have an opening round bye in the Region 3A tournament.  Dell Rapids will play on Thursday, November 2nd, at Sioux Falls Christian High School after the Sioux Falls Christian vs #4/#5 winner.  Winners on November 2nd will advance to the Sweet 16.

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Madison Rallies Past Quarrier Volleyball Team

DRvsMad_VB_10-17-17The third-ranked Madison Bulldogs rallied in the first two sets on their way to a straight set win over the Dell Rapids Quarriers on Tuesday, October 17th at Dell Rapids High School.  Madison won by scores of 25-19, 25-18, 25-11.

Madison got out to a 10-4 lead early in the first set, but after a Dell Rapids time out, the Quarriers went on a 6-1 run to pull within a point at 11-10.  The set stayed close with Madison still holding a one-point lead at 19-18.  The Bulldogs then rallied to close out the first set on a 6-1 run for the win.

The start of the second set was back-and-forth with neither team getting more than a two point lead.  With the second set tied at 7-7, Madison rallied for an 8-2 run to take a 15-9 lead.  Dell Rapids closed the gap slightly to trail 19-14, but Madison again pulled away at the end for the win in the second set.

The Bulldogs then used that momentum to jump out to a 7-1 lead.  They kept rolling to extend the lead to 14-4 and closed out the match with a final set score of 25-11.

Dell Rapids (17-9) will wrap up the regular season on Monday, October 23rd when they host the Beresford Watchdogs on senior night.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Quarrier Volleyball Finishes Fifth at Dak-12 Tourney

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team finished fifth at the Dak-12 Conference Tournament in Madison on Saturday, October 14th.  The Quarriers had matches against Elk Point-Jefferson, Tea Area, and Lennox.

Dell Rapids lost their first match of the day against Elk Point-Jefferson by set scores of 25-22, 25-16.  Sydney Stofferahn had five kills in the match.  Jayda Knuppe had four kills, and Trinity Gordon finished with three.  Brooke Klein had 23 digs, while Gordon had 10 digs.  Hannah Fletcher finished with seven digs and 14 set assists.

The Quarriers rebounded with a straight set win over Tea Area by scores of 25-12, 25-21.  Dell Rapids had a balanced offensive attack against the Titans.  Maria Jackson led the way with six kills.  Stofferahn had five kills, Knuppe added four kills, and Gordon had three kills.  Gordon also had three ace serves and 10 digs.  Klein had 10 digs as well, and Mackenzie Grisham had six digs.  Fletcher had 19 set assists.

Dell Rapids lost the first set to Lennox in the 5th/6th place game by a score of 25-22, but the Quarriers won the next two sets by scores of 25-17, 25-12 to defeat the Orioles.  Stofferahn led the way with nine kills.  Jackson finished with eight kills.  Gordon and Fletcher both had five kills each.  Klein had 20 digs defensively.  Fletcher finished with 13 digs and 21 set assists.  Gordon also had nine digs and an ace serve.

Dell Rapids’ record improves to 17-8 after the tournament.  The Quarriers will host the Madison Bulldogs on Tuesday, October 17th.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Chargers Win in Straight Sets over Quarriers

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarriers fell to the top ranked Sioux Falls Christian Chargers in straight sets on Thursday, October 12th at Sioux Falls Christian High School.  The Chargers won by scores of 25-17, 25-15, 25-11.

Sydney Stofferahn had seven kills for Dell Rapids.  Maria Jackson added four kills, and Trinity Gordon had three kills.  Brooke Klein and Hannah Fletcher both finished with 12 digs in the match.  Mackenzie Grisham had 10 digs, and Gordon finished with nine digs.  Fletcher also had 13 set assists on the night.

Dell Rapids (15-7) will play in the Dak-12 Conference Tournament on Saturday, October 14th in Madison.  The Quarriers are the #4 seed and will open up the tournament against Elk Point-Jefferson.


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Klein Records 1,000th Dig in Loss to Deubrook

NewDRLogoBrooke Klein recorded her 1,000th dig of her career in a five-set loss to the Deubrook Area Dolphins on Tuesday, October 10th at Dell Rapids High School.  Deubrook defeated the Quarriers by set scores of 25-17, 24-26, 21-25, 26-24, 15-7.Klein finished with 40 digs on the night.  Trinity Gordon added 11 kills and 25 digs.  Maria Jackson finished with nine kills and nine digs.  Hannah Fletcher had 31 set assists, 22 digs, and five kills.  Sydney Stofferahn had 10 kills and two blocks, while Jayda Knuppe had nine kills.

Dell Rapids (15-6) will play at #1 Sioux Falls Christian on Thursday, October 12th.

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Quarrier Volleyball Wins in Baltic

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team won for the seventh time in their last eight matches and won their 15th match of the season on Monday, October 9th.  The Quarriers defeated the Baltic Bulldogs in straight sets by scores of 25-18, 25-23, 25-14.

Sydney Stofferahn led the team with seven kills.  Trinity Gordon, Maria Jackson, and Jayda Knuppe all had five kills.  Hannah Fletcher and Brooke Klein both had three kills each.  Klein also added 25 digs.  Gordon finished with 10 digs, and Fletcher had six digs.  Fletcher also had a team-high 23 set assists.  Jackson also finished with two ace serves in the match.

Dell Rapids (15-5) will host the Deubrook Area Dolphins on Tuesday, October 10th.

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Quarrier Volleyball Bounces Back in Vermillion

NewDRLogoIn their second straight day of traveling, the Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team defeated the Vermillion Tanagers 3-1 on Tuesday, October 3rd, in Vermillion.  Dell Rapids won by scores of 21-25, 25-19, 26-24, 27-25.

Trinity Gordon finished the night with 17 kills and 29 digs.  Brooke Klein had 43 digs and two ace serves.  Hannah Fletcher tallied 21 digs, 43 set assists, and two kills.  Jayda Knuppe had 11 kills and eight digs.  Mackenzie Grisham finished the match with 23 digs, three kills, and one block.  Maria Jackson had 10 digs and seven kills, and Sydney Stofferahn added eight kills and a block.

Head coach Jessica Ahlers said, “These last two games were mentally and physically tough for the team.  Traveling such a long distance back to back was hard on the girls, and it affected our game play.  It will be nice to have a break to regroup and focus on the upcoming games.”

Dell Rapids (14-5) will play in Baltic on Monday, October 9th.


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Quarrier Volleyball Falls to Dakota Valley

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarriers made the first of two long trips south on I-29 on Monday, October 2nd.  The Dakota Valley Panthers defeated the Quarriers in straight sets by scores of 25-13, 25-5, 25-16.

Trinity Gordon led the team with six kills and 10 digs in the match.  Maria Jackson finished with five kills and four digs.  Sidney Stofferahn added two kills and two blocks. Hannah Fletcher had 12 set assists and eight digs.

Dell Rapids, 13-5 on the season, heads south again on Tuesday, October 3rd.  The Quarriers will be in Vermillion to take on the Tanagers.

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