The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals volleyball team picked up their eighth win of the year by defeating the Freeman Flyers 25-20, 25-11, 27-25 on Monday, October 7th.
Freeman jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first game. The Cardinals countered with a 5-0 run to take the lead. Freeman again had another short lead at 8-5, but St Mary took control of game one from that point onwards. The Cardinals slowly increased their lead to 22-15. Freeman closed the game to 22-20, but St Mary ended the game on a 3-0 run. The two teams traded early points in the second game. With the game tied at 3-3, the Cardinals reeled off eight straight points to go ahead 11-3. The Flyers were able to get within three points at 11-8, but that was as close as they would get. The Cardinals went on a 11-0 run to go ahead 22-8 before closing the game out at 25-11. In the final game, the teams battled tough all game long. Neither team was ahead by more than a couple of points, and the game was tied 13-13. St Mary was able to grab a 21-17 lead, but Freeman scored six points in a row to go ahead 23-21. St Mary tied the game at 23-23, and then again at 25-25. The Cardinals were able to get the final two points for the match win.
Dell Rapids St Mary improves to 8-11 on the year. The Cardinals will host Estelline on Thursday, October 10th.