The Dell Rapids Quarriers lost a five-set, Dak-12 Conference match at home to the Vermillion Tanagers on Tuesday, October 5th.
After the opening set was tied 6-6, Vermillion went on a 10-1 run for a 17-6 lead and went on to win the opening set 25-11. The Tanagers started the second set on a 5-1 run. They pushed the lead to 18-11 and eventually won the second set 25-12 ending the set on a 7-0 run.
Dell Rapids regrouped during the break and started the third set on a 5-0 run. The Quarriers never trailed in the third set and led by as many as eight points. Dell Rapids won the third set 25-16. The Quarriers carried the momentum into the fourth set and built an early 9-1 advantage. Dell Rapids cruised through the fourth set winning 25-10 to force the fifth set.
The Quarriers scored the first two points of the fifth set, but Vermillion responded with six straight points for a 6-2 lead. Dell Rapids cut the lead down to one point two times, including at 11-10. The Tanagers, however, held off the rally and won the fifth and final set 15-11.
Sophi Randall had a team-high 12 kills on the night. JoJo Henry and Kenzie Garry both had six kills, while Kylee Fiddelke had five kills. Henry had four ace serves, and Randall finished with three. Fiddelke led the team with two blocks. Riley Hill and Henry both finished with 11 digs. Emma Molskness and Randall each had eight digs. Lexi Ingalls finished with six digs. Hill had a team-high 19 set assists, and Randall had 11.
Dell Rapids (12-10) will host Deubrook Area on Tuesday, October 12th.