Playing a match for the first time since October 3rd, the Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team played in their final regular season match on Monday, October 26th, in Beresford. The Quarriers won their third match in a row after a five-set victory over the Watchdogs by set scores of 25-22, 25-20, 19-25, 21-25, and 16-14.
Beresford held an early 11-7 before the Quarriers went on a 10-1 run for a 17-12 lead. Beresford pulled within two points a couple of times, but Dell Rapids took the first set 25-22. The second set remained close in the early stages. Dell Rapids held a slim 11-10 lead and then went on a 5-0 run for a 16-10 advantage. The Watchdogs again pulled within a couple of points at 20-18, but the Quarriers closed out the set 5-2 for the 25-20 win.
Trailing by two sets, Beresford made a run in the third set. They were able to get themselves a 14-8 lead about halfway through the set. That lead grew to 20-13 before the Watchdogs closed out the set 25-19. The Watchdogs continued the momentum and built a big 10-4 lead early in the fourth set. Dell Rapids was only able to get within three points late at 24-21, but Beresford took the fourth set 25-21 to force the fifth and final set.
The fifth set was back and forth. Neither team was able to get ahead by more than two points until late in the set. The score was tied 9-9 when Dell Rapids scored the next two points for an 11-9 lead. Beresford scored the next four points for a 13-11 advantage. The Watchdogs were at match point leading 14-12, but Dell Rapids scored the next four points in a row to steal the set 16-14 and win the match.
Emma VanRegenmorter led the team with 17 kills. Kenzie Garry had 12 kills, and Maddie Kringen had nine kills. VanRegenmorter and Garry both had two blocks each. Sophi Randall finished with 42 set assists and 15 digs. Sam Price had a team-high 31 digs. Emma Molskness had 11 digs, and Lexi Ingalls had nine digs.
Dell Rapids will now wait for the Region 3A tournament to begin. The Quarriers finish the regular season with a 5-12 record.