O’Gorman 3, S.F. Washington 0
BROOKINGS — The O’Gorman Lady Knights are headed back to the Class “AA” State Volleyball Tournament’s championship game. The Lady Knights punched their ticket with a 3-0 shutout over crosstown rival S.F. Washington Friday night at the Swiftel Center. Set scores for the Lady Knights were 25-21, 25-22 and 25-22.
Bergen Reilly laced 13 kills in the match and added 12 digs as O’Gorman controlled the action throughout all three sets en route to the win. Setter - and sister - Raegen Reilly had 28 set assists and led the O’Gorman defense with 14 digs.
O’Gorman, still unbeaten at 25-0, will look to complete the unblemished season tonight against the Huron Tigers, who defeated the S.F. Roosevelt Rough Riders in the the other championship semifinal on Friday.
Washington was led by Sydni Schetnan’s 13 kills while younger sister Jadyn Schetnan led the defense with 21 digs.
Katy Richardson had 29 set assists in the match. The Warriors record falls to 16-6 with the loss. They will play Roosevelt in the third-place game tonight at approximately 5 p.m.
Aberdeen Central 3, Harrisburg 0
The Aberdeen Central Golden Eagles rebounded from a tough opening round loss at the Class “AA” State Volleyball Tournament and will play today for the consolation championship, after a dominant 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-14) win over the Harrisburg Tigers in a consolation semifinal game.
Brooklyn Kusler registered 11 kills and 11 digs to key the Golden Eagles’ attack.
Harrisburg will face Brandon Valley for seventh place at noon today, while the Golden Eagles will face Watertown for fifth place.
Watertown 3, Brandon Valley 2
The second-seeded Watertown Arrows survived a late-match surge by the Brandon Valley Lynx Friday afternoon, to persevere and take a 3-2 win in the consolation round of the Class “AA” State Volleyball Tournament at the Swiftel Center.
Maggie Heesch keyed the Arrows win with 20 kills, while Emerson Smith collected 18 and Jayda Hofteizer dented double figures with 10. Olivia Corey spread around 41 set assists in the game and also added 19 digs for the Arrows, who will carry a record of 23-5 into today’s consolation championship game against Aberdeen Central.
Anna Johnson led the defense with 23 kills in the match.
For Brandon Valley, now 18-9, Brooklyn Grage notched 20 kills, while teammates Kazi Ellingson and Taylor Stemen each added 14. Stemen also had 22 digs to lead the Lynx defensive effort. Setter Liz Kopp had 48 set assists in the game and also served up three aces.