The Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team continued their strong play to start the season with a match win in Elk Point against the Huskies on Tuesday, August 31st. Dell Rapids dropped their first two matches of the season in close battles, and have since won four of their last five.
Tuesday’s match was another close battle between two pretty evenly matched teams. The very opening set went back-and-forth and needed extra points to determine a winner. The Quarriers eventually got the rally at the end to secure the 29-27 victory. The second set was another close battle. The two teams were tied 17-17 before Dell Rapids went on a run to lead 22-19. The Quarriers took the second set 25-23. The Huskies got on a roll midway through the third set. They jumped out to a 21-13 lead and won the set 25-19 to force a fourth set. The fourth set went the Quarrier’s way. They got out to a 13-7 lead eventually pushing it to 18-9. Elk Point-Jefferson made a little run, but Dell Rapids won the set 25-21 and took the match 3-1.
Kenzie Garry led the Quarrier attack with 18 kills. JoJo Henry had 12 kills, and Sophi Randall added 10 kills. Riley Hill and Lexi Ingalls had their serves working well in the match. Hill had six ace serves, and Ingalls had five. Randall was strong up front defensively with 10 blocks, and Clara Justice had six. Ingalls led the team with 17 digs. Garry and Henry both had 16 digs each, and Hill finished with 13. Hill and Randall both had 17 set assists as well.
Dell Rapids (4-3) will travel to Sioux Falls to play the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers on Thursday, September 2nd.