The Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals had their four match winning streak snapped by the Deubrook Area Dolphins on Thursday, September 16th. The Dolphins won in four sets by scores 15-25, 25-8, 25-22, and 25-12.
The Cardinals got out to a quick start taking a 9-4 lead in the opening set. The lead grew to 18-10 as the Cardinals cruised to a 25-15 set win. St Mary had an early lead in the second set at 5-3, but the Dolphins then went on a big run. Deubrook went on a 12-3 run to take a 15-8 lead, and then scored the final 10 points of the set to win 25-8.
The third set was back-and-forth throughout most of the set. Neither team was able to get a lead of more than two to three points. The set was tied at 18-18. The Cardinals then took a 20-18 lead, but the Dolphins finished the set on a 7-2 run for a 25-22 victory. Deubrook carried that momentum into the fourth set as they built a 10-point lead at 16-6. The Dolphins took the fourth set 25-12 to win the match.
Courtney Brown finished with 15 kills and 12 digs. Maya Heinitz had nine kills and nine digs. Ella Griffin tallied six set assists, three ace serves, three blocks, three digs, and two kills. Brianna Lindeman had 15 set assists and eight digs, and Madala Hanson had 12 set assists and four digs. Whitney Warwick added 11 digs, while Josie Baumberger had eight digs. Brianna Griffin finished with seven kills, two digs, and a block. Addyson Gilbert had four kills and two blocks as well.
The Cardinals (8-2) will host the Howard Tigers on Tuesday, September 21st.