Quarriers add West Central win to record
Girls excel on road, stumble on return trip
September 11. 2012 1:24PM
While the Dell Rapids Quarrier girls proved effective against the West Central Trojans last Tuesday, the Tea Titans put up a fight in the second night of volleyball Thurday.
Starting off the week’s matches, the girls traveled to West Central, pushing all three squads – varsity, JV and “C” – to victory.
The varsity players took off to a trailing score of 2-1 after the first three sets (27-25, 9-25 and 17-25), but the Dells girls made a comeback to win the fourth and fifth rounds, 25-17 and 15-11.
Coach Dale Solberg cited leadership from Morgan Hoglund, who had 18 “stellar” digs, Sarah Haak, who provided 20 set assists and nine service points for the Quarriers, and Cassidy Wright and Madie Vietor, who killed seven times and six times, respectively.
The JV girls picked up a swifter win at the Sept. 4 match-up, with set scores of 27-25, 24-26 and 15-10. Mikaela Stofferahn, Britnay Welbig and Maria Nagelhout led the squad to the victory, while the “C” squad was headed up by offense strength from Brittany Siemonsma and defensive pressure from Hannah Welbig.
The girls followed up the three-off win with a tight battle versus the Titans Sept. 6.
The “C” squad, led by Welbig and Shelby Wrage on the offense and Siemonsma, Kiah Schumacher, Sami Reider, Krysten Williams and Shelby Wrage on the defense, took the sole Quarrier win, outdoing Tea 25-6 and 25-10.
The varsity players took the first set, 27-25, but followed up with a distant loss, 12-25, in the second. A close final two sets both went to the visiting team, 24-26 and 22-25.
Vietor and Wright again led in kills, with the former knocking down nine and the latter eight. Margo Hegge and McKenzie Rinehart each contributed five more to the tally.
Vietor put up for blocks for the Dells squad, while Haak offered up 21 set assists.
Rounding out the Dell Rapids efforts were Hoglund, Rinehart and Hegge, who picked up 20, 15 and 11 digs, respectively.
The JV girls also struggled, with set scores of 20-25, 25-22 and 8-15, to end the match 1-2.
The varsity girls now sit at 4-3 for the season and 0-2 in the Big Sioux Conference.