The Beresford Watchdogs traveled to Dell Rapids for the final regular season match of the year on Tuesday, October 24th. Dell Rapids took the match in straight sets by scores of 25-17, 25-7 and 25-12.
The first set started with a 3-3 tie. Dell Rapids took an 8-5 lead and extended that lead to 17-13. Beresford pulled within a point, 17-16, but the Quarriers finished the set on an 8-0 run for a 25-17 win.
The Quarriers used that momentum the entire second set. They were leading 5-2 before going on a 12-0 run for a 17-2 lead. The lead extended to 21-3 before a 25-7 final score. The Watchdogs shook off that second set and stormed out to a 6-0 lead to start the third set. Bereford led 7-1 before Dell Rapids went on an 8-2 run tie tie the score 9-9. The Quarriers scored the next three points to go ahead 12-9. After the Watchdogs got the next point to make the score 12-10, Dell Rapids went on a 7-0 run for a 19-10 lead and went on to win 25-12.
The Watchdogs will be the #8 seed in the Region 4A tournament. They will play #1 Canton on Tuesday, October 31st.