Dell Rapids gained the momentum early as both teams traded points throughout the first set. Dell Rapids took the lead 15-13, only to see Tri-Valley rally off three points for a 15-16 lead. The Quarriers fired back with five straight points for a 20-16 lead. After being tied at 22-22, Tri-Valley had set point at 23-24, but the Quarriers rallied for the final three points to take set one 26-24.
Dell Rapids got out to an early lead in the second set, but Tri-Valley battled back to tie the set up at 5-5. The teams were again tied at 7-7 before Tri-Valley rallied for six straight points to take a 7-13 lead. Dell Rapids would fight back to get the set back to 12-14, but Tri-Valley ended the set on an 11-1 run to win the second set 13-25.
The Quarriers again got out to an early lead in the third set 4-1, but the Mustangs again put a run together of 11 straight points to go up 4-12. Tri-Valley would win the third set 9-25. The Quarriers were not able to overcome the momentum the Mustangs gained as Tri-Valley opened up the fourth set with a 9-2 run. Tri-Valley won the fourth and final set easily 8-25.
Coach Solberg said, “We couldn’t control the nets and the Mustangs dominated us. We had our moments, but we have to start putting our little runs together. It really starts with our first pass and blocking.”
The loss drops the Quarriers record to 4-5 on the year. Dell Rapids will play in the Lake Preston Tournament on Saturday, September 15th, and then they will travel to Garretson on Tuesday, September 18th.
Most of the Tri-Valley match can be viewed here as an archived video.