Class A No. 1-ranked Sioux Falls Christian looked to earn their second win in three days as they hosted Dell Rapids Thursday night.
Having beaten Tri-Valley on Tuesday, the Chargers (21-2) won in quick and convincing fashion as they defeated the Quarriers 25-13, 25-7 and 25-12.
Game one saw five early ties with the last one coming at eight points apiece. Sioux Falls Christian went on a 7-0 run to take a 15-8 advantage. The Chargers scored 10 of the game’s next 15 points to secure a 25-13 win.
Game two began with Sioux Falls Christian scoring the first four points to go ahead 4-0. Dell Rapids closed within two at 6-4. The Chargers quickly pushed their margin back into double digits as a result of a 14-1 run to take a commanding 20-5 advantage in the game. The run catapulted Sioux Falls Christian to a 25-7 win.
Game three saw the Chargers again jump out with an early advantage, leading by as many as six at 10-4. The Quarriers scored five in a row to close within one at 10-9 but could not get any closer. Sioux Falls Christian finished on a 15-3 run to win 25-12 and secured the sweep.
The Chargers were led by a trio of seniors, who were playing their last regular season home match. Sioux Falls Christian’s Stacy Smidt provided six service aces and 26 set assists while Kristin Stern had 10 kills and Jordyn Oostra contributed seven digs.
Smidt said her play helped to propel her team to the win.
“I think when one of us gets on a roll it just kind of encourages everyone,” she said. “We all get pumped up and excited about it. I can give any one of them the ball and they’ll just put it away.”
Dell Rapids falls to 1-16 on the season and returns Saturday for the conference tournament. The Quarriers were led by Cheyenne Spielmann, who contributed six digs, and Sarah Haak, who provided three set assists.
Sioux Falls Christian will look to use this momentum on Saturday as it hosts the Dakota XII Conference tournament.
Chargers coach Darci Wassenaar said her team needs to be prepared for their upcoming matches.
“We know that we got to be ready to go all day on Saturday,” she said. “There’s going to be some really good teams that we’re going to play against. We’ve got to really just make sure that everything comes together and we’re doing everything that we can.”