Sioux Falls Christian 3, Hamlin 0
WATERTOWN — The Sioux Falls Christian Chargers will play for their ninth Class “A” State Volleyball title tonight, earning their way into the finals via a 3-0 pasting of the Hamlin Chargers at Watertown Civic Arena.
SFC, which improves to 27-1 on the season has only watched one other team hoist the championship trophy in that time, Dakota Valley, their opponent for the title tonight.
Abby Glanzer had 14 kills and a dozen digs for the SFC Chargers, while Brooklyn Pater added 12 kills. Kelsi Heard shared 36 set assists in the match and the team had six service aces.
For the Hamlin Chargers, they will play in for third place this evening against Parker. Hamlin falls to 20-5 with the loss.
Hamlin’s Chargers got eight kills from Ashtyn Abraham as SFC’s defense kept Hamlin off balance throughout the game.
Dakota Valley 3, Parker 0
For the second straight year, it will be Dakota Valley versus Sioux Falls Christian for all the marbles in Class “A” volleyball, as the DV Panthers secured their ticket to the finals with a 3-0 win over the Parker Pheasants in the second championship round semifinal Friday night.
Set scores for the Panthers, now 17-5, were 25-14, 25-15 and 25-18.
Dakota Valley got 12 kills and 14 digs from Sophia Atchison, while Rachel Rosenquist added 10 and 13, respectively. Logan Miller had 37 set assists in the match, and Sammi Archer had six big service aces.
For Parker, the Pheasants fall to 19-8 on the season and will play for third place tonight against Hamlin. Parker got seven kills from Brooke Berens to lead the offense, while Breana Jensen led the defense with 13 digs. Cierra Mohr handed out 20 set assists in the match.
Madison 3, Winner 1
The Madison Lady Bulldogs earned their way to the consolation championship Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 win over the Winner Warriors at the Watertown Civic Arena Friday at the State “A” State Tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs won by scores of 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, and 25-18.
Madison moves to 17-5 with the victory behind a monster game on the attack from senior Abby Brooks, who nailed 31 kills on the day. Sophia Vandenbosch added 11 kills and led the team with 24 digs.
The Lady Bulldogs offense was keyed by Kylie Krusemark with 32 assists and 13 digs. Autumn Barger added 18 digs, Ali Vacanti added 14 digs, and Raena Rost contributed 13 digs for Madison, who will play Rapid City Christian for the consolation championship today at 2 p.m.
The Warriors were led by a pair of hitters as Kalla Bertram nailed 18 kills and Ellie Brozik contributed 17. Bertram added 17 digs as well.
Winner, now 22-6 on the season, was led by Mackenzie Levi with 35 assists and 19 digs while Maggie LaCompte paced the squad with 20 digs.
The Warriors face Hill City in the 7th place match at noon today.
Rapid City Christian 3, Hill City 2
In a hard-fought five-set match, the Rapid City Christian Lady Comets came out on top of the Hill City Rangers in Class “A” State Tournament consolation round action Friday at the Watertown Civic Arena.
The Lady Comets took the victory by scores of 25-21, 26-28, 21-25, 25-20, and 15-12.
Rapid City Christian was led by Olivia Kieffer, who posted 23 kills and 14 digs on the match. Tori Altstiel recorded 18 kills.
Abby Pierce paced the Lady Comets with 18 digs and also added 10 kills. Jaedyn Namanny added 14 digs and recorded seven service aces. Riley Freeland ran the Lady Comet offense with 48 assists.
The Lady Comets move to 29-5 on the season and will play Madison today for the consolation championship at 2 p.m.
Hailey Wathen had a big game for the Rangers, with 33 digs and 14 kills. Dale Schrier led Hill City with 18 kills.
The Rangers offense was set up by Abby Siemonsma, who recorded 22 assists and 15 digs, and Addisen Barber, who recorded 15 assists and 15 digs.
Hill City (26-4) will face Winner in the 7th place game at noon today.