The Garretson Blue Dragons defeated the Dell Rapids Quarriers in volleyball action on Tuesday, September 24th, in straight sets by scores of 25-16, 25-19, 25-21. The first game was back and forth to start as both teams traded points until the game was tied at 6-6. It was at that point Garretson went on a 6-0 run to take the lead 12-6. Garretson maintained at least a 6-point advantage the rest of the way for the first game win. In the second game, both teams again traded points as the two teams went back and forth through the middle of the game. With the game tied 14-14, Garretson pushed ahead at 18-15. Dell Rapids pulled within two points at 21-19, but the Blue Dragons finished out game two with four straight points. Dell Rapids looked as if they were going to extend the match to a least a fourth game as they jumped out to an early 8-2 lead. The Quarriers extended the lead to 16-8, but Garretson came back strong by going on a 9-1 run to tie the game up at 17-17. The game was again tied at 19-19 before the Blue Dragons extended the lead to 24-20 before winning the third and final game of the night.
Madie Vietor led the team with seven kills on the night. Jordan Stone had six kills, and Emily Boyle finished with five kills. Maria Nagelhout had nine set assists. Nagelhout also had two aces. Sarah Haak also finished the night with two aces. Defensively for the Quarriers, Cheyenne Spielmann had 12 digs. Stone led the team with three blocks.
The next match for Dell Rapids will be Thursday, September 26th, as the Quarriers travel to Flandreau to take on the Flyers.
The JV Team defeated Garretson 25-21 and 25-17. The C Team also beat the Blue Dragons 25-11 and 25-15.