The DeSmet Bulldogs defeated the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals 3-1 on Monday, October 28th, in Dell Rapids by scores of 25-14, 20-25, 25-17, 25-15.
DeSmet started off the match and first game with a 9-1 run, and then extended that lead to 15-3. The Cardinals were not able to recover from the large deficit as DeSmet went on to win the first game. The second game was back and forth early, but the Cardinals were able to get a 16-9 lead. DeSmet, however, tied the game at 16-16. Dell Rapids St Mary scored the next three points though, and went on to win the second game. The third game was again back and forth to start was tied 12-12. The two teams again were tied 16-16, but DeSmet scored the next five points, and finished the game on a 9-1 run. The Bulldogs again used an early run to open up game four, jumping out to a 9-1 lead. The Cardinals were only able to close the game to 15-7 before falling by a final score of 25-15.
The loss drops the Cardinal record to 12-15 on the season. Dell Rapids St Mary finished up the regular season at home hosting Canistota on Thursday, October 31st.