Season Ends for Cardinal Volleyball Team

DRSMvsEthan_VB_10-30-18The 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.

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St Mary Volleyball Advances in Region 4B

DRSMvsHow_VB_10-29-18The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals advanced to the second round of the 2018 Region 4B Tournament after an opening round win over the Howard Tigers.  The Cardinals defeated the Tigers in straight sets by scores of 25-22, 25-17, 25-16 at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.

The #7 seeded Cardinals got off to a quick start in the first set.  St Mary got out to an 8-3 lead on Howard, and led 12-6 as the two teams neared the midway mark of the first set.  Howard rallied and took a 17-15 lead.  The Tigers extended the lead to 20-17, but the Cardinals found their own rally late in the set to tie Howard at 22-22.  St Mary was able to finish off the set with three straight points to take the early advantage in the match.

Howard took the early advantage in the second set and held an early 5-3 lead.  After the two teams were tied at 8-8, the Cardinals went on a 10-5 run to take control of the set at 18-13.  St Mary closed out the set on a 7-4 run for their second set win.  The Tigers again got out to a fast start in the third set scoring the first five points for a 5-0 lead.  The Cardinals regroups and went on a 7-2 run to tie the set at 7-7.  The two teams were tied at 8-8 and 9-9.  That’s when St Mary found more momentum and outscored Howard 9-2 for an 18-11.  The Cardinals controlled the rest of the set for the match win.

Cassie Mullaney finished with eight kills.  Maddie Schwebach added seven kills, Tyra Harrington had five kills, and Veronica Beck had four kills.  Ella Heinitz tallied 18 set assists and four digs.  Carly Maxwell finished with 13 digs.  V. Beck added five digs and four ace serves.  Olivia Beck, Macie Brown and Courtney Brown all had four digs each.  Schwebach also had three solo blocks.

St Mary (10-16) advances to the second round and will play the #2 seeded Ethan Rustlers on Tuesday, October 30th.  The match is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. at Madison High School.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Cardinals Fall to Hawks in Straight Sets on Senior Night

DRSMvsCE_VB_10-22-18In their final home and regular season match of the 2018 season, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals fell to the Colman-Egan Hawks on senior night at Dell Rapids St Mary High School on Monday, October 22nd.  The Hawks won by set scores of 25-20, 25-12, 25-18.

The first set of the match was back and forth throughout much of the set.  There were nine ties and seven lead changes in the first half of the set before Colman-Egan was able to break away for a 20-14 lead.  The Cardinals got back within a point at 21-20, but the Hawks closed out the set with four straight points for the win.

St Mary got behind early at 8-3.  The Cardinals closed the lead to three points at 8-5, but Colman-Egan found momentum and went on a 10-3 run to go ahead 18-8.  The Hawks were able to take the second set at 25-12.

The Cardinals jumped out early on Colman-Egan 3-0 in the third set.  The Hawks answered with a three-point run of their own to tie the set at 3-3.  St Mary then went ahead 5-3 only to see Colman-Egan again tie the set at 5-5.  Again the Hawks got on a run.  This time it was a 9-1 run to go ahead 14-6.  St Mary couldn’t get the momentum to get the come-from-behind win and lost the set 25-18.

Veronica Beck finished the night with eight kills.  Maddie Schwebach had four kills, and Cassie Mullaney had three kills.  Macie Brown had 11 digs on the defensive side for St Mary.  Carly Maxwell finished with 10 digs.  Paige Bunkers had six digs along with two ace serves.  Beck also had two ace serves. Ella Heinitz had 12 set assists.  Mullaney, Schwebach, and Heinitz all had a block in the match.

Mackenzie Hemmer finished with nine kills for Colman-Egan.  Braiden Westley had eight kills, and Olivia Baumberger had four kills.  Westley also had five blocks, and Baumberger had three blocks.  Elizabenth Moore had seven digs and seven ace serves.  Westley had a team-high eight digs.

This year’s Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal seniors are Carly Maxwell, Cassie Mullaney, Veronia Beck, and Maddie Schwebach.

St Mary ends the regular season with a 9-16 record.  The Cardinals will now play in the opening round of the Region 4B tournament starting on Monday, October 29th.  Their opponent and location of the match are yet to be determined.  Big Sioux Media will follow the Cardinals throughout the Region 4B tournament.

 

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Cardinals Beat Lake Preston in Second Straight Match

DRSM LogoPlaying the Lake Preston Divers for the second match in a row, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals earned their second win over the Divers on Tuesday, October 16th in Lake Preston.  St Mary and Lake Preston met at the Dakota Valley Conference Tournament on Saturday, October 13th with the Cardinals getting a 2-0 win.  St Mary followed that match win with a straight set win on Monday by scores of 25-16, 25-16, 25-15.

Veronica Beck finished with 10 kills and four ace serves for the Cardinals.  Maddie Schwebach had eight kills, and Cassie Mullaney had five kills.  Ella Heinitz tallied 20 set assists, nine digs, and two ace serves.  Paige Bunkers finished with four set assists and an ace.  Macie Brown had a team-high 13 digs, and Carly Maxwell finished with 12 digs.

St Mary (9-15) will host Colman-Egan on Monday, October 22nd.  It will be the final regular season match and senior night for the Cardinals.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

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Cardinals Rally Falls Short Against Castlewood

DRSMvsCastlewood_VB_10-11-18A late rally by the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals fell short against the Castlewood Warriors on Thursday, October 11th.  Trailing two sets to none, St Mary rallied to win the third set and came storming back after being down five points late in the fourth set, but the rally fell short as Castlewood won the match 3-1.  The set scores were 25-21, 25-12, 23-25, 25-23.

St Mary held a slim lead through much of the first half of the first set.  They were able to keep ahead of Castlewood by one to two points.  The Warriors, however, were finally able to tie the set at 15-15.  Castlewood then went on a 10-6 run to close out the first set for the victory.  The Warriors were able to carry that momentum into the second set jumping out to a 9-1 lead.  They kept rolling through the second set for the 25-12 win.

Castlewood looked to keep the momentum going into the third set as they got out to a 13-7 lead halfway through the set.  The Cardinals were able to chip away at the lead to pull within a point at 15-14.  St Mary was able to tie the set at 18-18.  Castlewood was able to retake the lead at 22-20, but St Mary closed out the set on a 5-1 run to force a fourth set.  The Warriors again got out to a sizeable lead at 16-8 in the fourth set.  St Mary once again made a run and tied the game at 20-20.  The Cardinals also had to tie the set at 22-22 and 23-23, but Castlewood scored the final two points to take the match.

Veronica Beck tallied 10 kills in the match.  Maddie Schwebach had nine kills, and Cassie Mullaney added five kills.  Ella Heinitz had 20 set assists.  Carly Maxwell finished with 26 digs.  Macie Brown finished with 16 digs, and Courtney Brown had nine digs.  Mullaney had three blocks, and Heinitz had two blocks.  Paige Bunkers led the team with two ace serves.

St Mary (7-12) will travel to Castlewood for the Dakota Valley Conference Tournament on Saturday, October 13th.

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Cardinals Lose Tough Battle to Ellsworth

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals lost a tough, hard-fought match to Ellsworth, MN on Monday, October 8th at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.  Ellsworth won by set scores of 25-23, 26-24, 25-23.

Cassie Mullaney finished the night with nine kills.  Veronica Beck and Maddie Schwebach both had seven kills.  Tyra Harrington had four kills.  Ella Heinitz had 16 set assists and five digs.  Carly Maxwell had 26 digs, Macie Brown had 20 digs, and Courtney Brown had 11 digs.  Schwebach had a block.

St Mary (7-11) will host Castlewood on Thursday, October 11th.  The match can be seen on Big Sioux Media.

 

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Battle of the Cardinals Goes to Arlington

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals volleyball team traveled to Arlington to play the Cardinals on Thursday, October 4th.  Arlington defeated St Mary in straight sets by scores of 25-7, 25-15, 25-15.

Maddie Schwebach finished the night with four kills and two blocks.  Veronica Beck added three kills and a block.  Cassie Mullaney also had three kills along with a block.  Carly Maxwell and Macie Brown both had seven digs in the match.  Courtney Brown had five digs.  Ella Heinitz finished with 13 set assists and a block.

St Mary (7-10) will be at home against Ellsworth, MN on Monday, October 8th.

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Garretson Defeats Cardinals in Straight Sets

DRSM LogoPlaying their second match in as many nights, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals fell to the Garretson Blue Dragons in straight sets on Tuesday, October 2nd in Garretson.  The Blue Dragons won by scores of 25-18, 25-13, 25-21.

Maddie Schwebach led the offensive attack with six kills in the match.  Cassie Mullaney had four kills, and Veronica Beck added three kills.  Ella Heinitz finished with 40 set assists, while Paige Bunkers had 24 set assists.  Carly Maxwell led the back row defense with 12 digs.  Macie Brown had 10 digs, and Mullaney had seven digs.  Mullaney also had two blocks.  Bunkers led the team with two ace serves.

St Mary (7-9) will look to rebound against Arlington on Thursday, October 4th.  The match will be in Arlington.

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Cardinals Fall to Deubrook in Volleyball Action

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal volleyball team hosted the Deubrook Area Dolphins on Monday, October 1st.  The Dolphins handed the Cardinals a straight set loss by scores of 25-21, 25-7, 25-15.

Veronica Beck had a team high seven kills  Maddie Schwebach and Ella Heinitz both finished with four kills.  Cassie Mullaney and Tyra Harrington both had three kills.  Paige Bunkers tallied two kills.  Mullaney had two blocks, while Beck and Schwebach both had one block.  Carly Maxwell led the back row defense with 15 digs.  Macie Brown had nine digs.  Addy Gilbert finished with five digs.

St Mary (7-8) will travel to Garretson on Tuesday, October 2nd for their second match in as many nights.

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St Mary Bounces Back with Win over O-R-R

DRSM LogoAfter a tough, hard-fought match that ended in a loss on Tuesday, the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals got themselves back into the win column with a 3-1 win over the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders on Thursday, September 27th.  The home team Cardinals picked up the win by set scores of 25-15, 20-25, 25-22, 25-23.

Maddie Schwebach tallied 10 kills to lead the offensive attack for St Mary.  Veronica Beck had nine kills.  Cassie Mullaney and Tyra Harrington both had seven kills.  Ella Heinitz ended with 32 set assists.  Beck and Heinitz both had four ace serves.  Carly Maxwell led the back row defense with 14 digs.  Heinitz had 10 digs.  Macie Brown finished with eight digs, and Courtney Brown had seven digs.  Mullaney had four blocks up front defensively, while Schwebach added three blocks.

The Cardinals (7-7) will host the Deubrook Area Dolphins on Monday, October 1st in their next match.

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