The Dell Rapids Quarriers hosted the Madison Bulldogs in volleyball action on Tuesday, October 19th. Madison won the match in four sets by scores of 26-24, 25-21, 16-25, and 25-21.
The first set was back and forth with three ties early. Dell Rapids was able to get a 15-11 lead. The Quarriers kept a four point lead at 19-15. Madison pulled within a point at 22-21 before Dell Rapids pushed the lead back to 24-21. The Bulldogs then scored the final five points to steal the first set 26-24.
The Bulldogs carried that momentum into the second set to build an 11-6 lead. The Quarriers tied the set at 13-13, and the two teams went back-and-forth as the score remained tied at 20-20. Dell Rapids took the advantage at 21-20, but the Bulldogs again scored five in a row late to take the second set 25-21.
After an early 4-4 tie in the third set, Dell Rapids went on an 11-2 run for a 15-6 lead. The Quarriers cruised the rest of the set for a 25-16 win to force a fourth set. Madison gained an early five-point lead to start the fourth set at 7-2. That early advantage was enough to keep the Bulldogs in front the rest of the set. Dell Rapids could not get the score tied, getting as close as two points at 20-18, 22-20, and 23-21, before Madison ended the set and match with a 25-21 win.
Sophi Randall had 15 kills. JoJo Henry had 12 kills, and Kenzie Garry had nine kills. Lauryn Kloth had two ace serves and two blocks. Randall finished with three blocks. Riley Hill had 25 set assists, and Randall had 20 assists. Five players had double digit digs. Hill had a team-high 16 digs, Randall and Garry both had 14 digs, and Lexi Ingalls and Henry each had 13 digs.
Dell Rapids will end the regular season at home against Beresford on Tuesday, October 26th.