The Colman/Egan Hawks defeated the Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals in volleyball action on Thursday, September 26th, by scores of 25-22, 15-25, 25-14, 27-25. Game one was back and forth through much of the game. Neither team had a lead bigger than three points, and the game was tied at 19-19. The Hawks picked up three points to push the lead to 22-19 on the way to the win. The first part of game two again started back and forth. With the game tied at 6-6, Dell Rapids St Mary ran off eight straight points for a 14-6 lead. Colman/Egan closed the gap at 18-14, but the Cardinals ended the second game on a 7-1 run for the win. Game three was also tied at 6-6, but this time the Hawks took the momentum first on an 11-4 run to take the lead at 17-10, and then they finished off the third game on an 8-4 run for the win. The fourth game had just about everything. The two teams were tied at 5-5 before the Cardinals pushed the lead to 9-6. Dell Rapids St Mary also lead by a score of 11-9, but Colman/Egan rallied for eight straight points for a 17-11 lead. Dell Rapids St Mary would not go away quietly as the Cardinals kept chipping away at the lead. The Cardinals pulled within two points at 19-21, and eventually tied the game at 24-24. The game was again tied at 25-25 before the Hawks picked up the final two points for the match win.
Dell Rapids St Mary falls to 4-8 on the year. The Cardinals will play in a tournament in Elkton on Saturday, September 28th.