The Redhawks opened up the first set with a 7-0 run and never looked back. The lead grew to 17-7 and Estelline/Hendricks won the first set 25-12.
The second set went back and forth with neither team having a lead bigger than two points through the midway point of the game. After the set was tied 18-18, Esetlline/Hendricks went ahead 21-18. The Cardinals pulled within a point at 21-20, but the Redhawks held off the Cardinals for the 25-22 win.
The two teams were tied 4-4 and 6-6 to start the third set, with the Cardinals taking a short 7-6 lead. Estelline/Hendricks then went on a 10-0 run for a 16-7 advantage. The Redhawks won the set 25-14 to take the match.
Courtney Brown had three ace serves and four kills. Macie Brown had five digs and an ace. Maya Heinitz finished with eight digs, two kills, and a block. Ella Heinitz had seven digs, three set assists and an ace serve.
St Mary (7-4) are scheduled to host Castlewood on Monday, October 12th and Centerville on Tuesday, October 13th. The matches, if played, will be seen on Big Sioux Media.