Behind Tagyn Larson’s 26 kills and 18 digs, the Roosevelt volleyball team defeated third-ranked Watertown 29-31, 25-22, 25-20, 25-17 in the first round of District 1AA on Tuesday night at Watertown.
Both teams had chances to win the opening set. Roosevelt (14-14) led 29-28, but the Arrows (17-4) rattled off three straight points – the final two on kills by Macy Denzer – to win the set.
Watertown led 19-14 in the second set before Roosevelt put together an 11-3 run to tie the match at a game apiece. Paige Rome had three of her team’s final five kills in the set.
In the third set, Roosevelt grabbed a 20-18 lead and pulled away with a 5-2 run with the final two points coming on hitting errors by the Arrows.
The Riders had little trouble closing out the match in the fourth set. Roosevelt jumped out to a 17-13 lead and held a 21-17 advantage before scoring the next four points — the final one coming on an ace by Madison Tyler.
Rome had 15 kills, three solo blocks and a block assist, Bailey Lamb 51 set assists and Maia Gabrielson 14 digs for Roosevelt.
Denzer led the Arrows with 22 kills and 20 digs. McKenzie Werner added 17 kills, Sydney Dale 41 set assists and Tatum Hemiller 27 digs.
On Saturday, Roosevelt visits O’Gorman in the finals and Watertown is host to Brookings for third place.
On Saturday, Yankton visits Harrisburg in the finals and Brandon Valley is host to Lincoln for third place.
YANKTON DEF. BRANDON VALLEY 25-22, 25-22, 12-25, 25-18 at Brandon – Becky Frick’s 16 kills and 12 digs paced the Gazelles. Josie Sayler had eight blocks, Haley Mines 12 digs and Hannah Bockholt 10 kills. Paige Theiman and Ellie Fedders each had 19 set assists. For BV, Hannah Paauw had 15 kills and six blocks. Elsie Zajicek had 14 kills and Becca Koehn had 37 set assists. Taylor Thorson had 22 digs and Abby Myers 12.
On Saturday, Huron visits Aberdeen Central in the finals and Pierre is host to Mitchell for third place.
HURON DEF. PIERRE 25-14, 25-19, 25-15 at Huron – The second-ranked Tigers (17-4) won as Sami Zell had 10 kills and Jacey Hupp eight. Zell had three solo blocks and two block assists. Cenzi Glanzer had 12 digs and Hupp 10. Lexi Eckmann had 24 set assists. Glanzer had three aces. For Pierre (6-15), Macy Halverson had four kills and Kallie Stout 16 digs. Jordyn Lemieux had five set assists and Jamie Hyde four.
In Thursday’s 6 p.m. semifinals in Wilmot, Summit faces Grant-Deuel, followed by Great Plains Lutheran against Wilmot.
GRANT-DEUEL DEF WAVERLY-SOUTH SHORE 22-25, 25-12, 25-16, 20-25, 15-12 at Wilmot – Grant-Deuel (10-10) was led by Katey Roggenbuck’s seven aces. Sydney Johnson has 12 assists, Kaitlyn Plut had 39 digs and Kelly Wollschlager had seven kills. For Waverly-South Shore (10-18), Michaela Kranz had 18 kills, Mallory Pond had 31 assists and Hannah Comes had 24 digs.
GREAT PLAINS LUTHERAN DEF ROSHOLT 7-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-11 at Wilmot – Great Plains Lutheran (19-6) was led by Katie Bicek’s eight aces and Sydney Schoon’s six aces. Anna Noeldner and Tiffany Haider each had six kills. Noeldner also had seven digs. For Rosholt (8-16), Sasha Hokanson had 14 digs and Erica Ceroll had seven assists.
Arlington is host to De Smet in the finals at 7 p.m. Thursday.
ESTELLINE DEF. LAKE PRESTON 25-9, 12-25, 20-25, 25-21, 17-15 at Arlington – Kendra Black and Jamie Begalka each had eight kills for the Redmen. Begalka had 22 digs and Shanie Hollenbeck 21. Black had four blocks and Begalka three. Black had 14 set assists, while Brittney Moore had seven aces. For Lake Preston (11-16), Kristen Longville had 11 kills, 22 digs, four blocks and three aces. Tara Scheidt had eight kills, McKayla Timm 20 digs and Amanda Tolzin three blocks. Olivia Christensen had 12 set assists and Molly Brown 11.
ARLINGTON DEF. ESTELLINE 25-13, 25-16, 25-7 at Arlington – The fifth-ranked Cardinals (27-6) won as Kimberly VanBockern had 15 kills and Jadyn Christensen nine. Mckenzie Mix and Daylee Olson each had 10 digs, while Mix had six aces and Olson three. Josie Parry had 28 set assists. For Estelline (6-21), Kaitlyn Steffensen and Makensie Saathoff each had four kills, while Steffensen and Kendra Black each had five digs. Black had five set assists.
CASTLEWOOD DEF. FLORENCE-HENRY 25-22, 25-20, 25-9 at De Smet – Braydon Davis had nine kills for the Warriors. Regan Benke had seven kills and 10 digs. Miranda Engels had 18 set assists and Tara McEldowney had four aces. For FH (1-24), Allison Grygiel and Hannah Hintz each had five kills. Hintz had eight digs.
DE SMET DEF. CASTLEWOOD 19-25, 25-9, 25-18, 25-10 at De Smet – Kelli Aughenbaugh’s 14 kills paced the Bulldogs (19-10). Eve Dobson had 41 set assists. Kennedy Fast had 20 digs and Andrea Pommer 14. Rylie Osthus had eight blocks. Fast and Osthus each had five aces. For Castlewood (11-12), Braydon Davis had seven kills. Morgan Artz had 11 digs and Brooke Bruinsma 10. Regan Benike had three aces and six blocks, Miranda Engels 13 set assists and Jordan Popham four blocks.
In Thursday’s 7 p.m. semifinals, Baltic visits Elkton-Lake Benton and Oldham-Ramona/Rutland visits Chester Area.
BALTIC DEF. DELL RAPIDS ST. MARY 25-13, 25-18, 25-17 at Baltic – Maddie Polzin had eight kills, four digs and two blocks for the Bulldogs (11-13). Taylor Reinhiller had seven kills, Molly Sittig nine set assists and Makenzie Moe three aces. For DRSM (10-19), Ally Mullaney had five kills and 15 digs, Kaitlyn Vortherms 18 digs and Lindsey Wolles 13 set assists.
OLDHAM-RAMONA/RUTLAND DEF. COLMAN-EGAN 25-20, 25-22, 25-19 at Ramona – Joie Spier’s 15 kills, 13 digs and four aces powered the Raiders. Karee Wicks had 17 digs and three aces, while Abby Stratton had 14 set assists and Marissa Malisch 10. For CE, Burgin Groos had eight kills and Savannah Moore seven. Moore had 11 digs and Groos nine. Rachel Harms had 18 set assists. Kyria Westover had four aces and Sami Lebert three.
In Thursday’s semifinals at Alexandria, it’s Mitchell Christian vs. Hanson at 6:30 p.m. and Bridgewater-Emery vs. Ethan at 8.
MITCHELL CHRISTIAN DEF. HOWARD 25-16, 25-16, 25-14 at Alexandria – Abbie Reynen had 10 kills and Ashley Schmit nine for the Golden Eagles. Emily Schrag had 15 digs and Ellie Bleeker 12. Reynen and Bleeker each had three aces. Schrag had 13 set assists and Lindsay Thompson 11. For Howard, Kelsey Dawson had four kills and Citori Rentz six digs. Rentz had 33 set assits and Shelby Thompson 16.
BRIDGEWATER-EMERY DEF CANISTOTA 25-20, 25-12, 25-16 at Hanson – B-E (18-10) was led by Justine Dye’s 12 kills and two blocks. Aly Hanssen had six kills, two blocks, 17 assists and two aces. Chesney Arend had 18 digs, and Shelbee Schultz had 10 digs. For Canistota (5-23), Kalli Ortman had 12 digs and seven kills, Sadie Anderson had nine kills and Karli Dennison had 10 assists.
In Thursday’s 6 p.m. semifinals in Parker, Scotland faces Parker, followed by Marion against Freeman Academy.
SCOTLAND DEF FREEMAN 25-10, 26-24, 25-12 at Parker – Scotland (12-15) was led by Carley Skorepa’s 17 kills, 16 digs and six aces. Morgan Lavaway had nine kills and four blocks, and Jessica Thum had 16 digs and three aces. Alex Conrad had 12 assists, while Taylor Bietz had nine assists and five digs. For Freeman (4-18), Shelby Jensen had 12 digs and two aces, while Ashley Glanzer had three kills and six digs.
MARION DEF MENNO 25-15, 25-17, 25-23 at Parker – Marion (18-10) was led by Abby Herrboldt’s 15 digs, six kills, five assists and three aces. Tara Spencer had 14 digs, Courtnee Edelman had 12 digs and Laura Wollman had 11 digs and three assists. For Menno (1-24), Michele Schonewald had 11 kills and nine digs. Devin Nelson had nine kills and 21 digs, Renae Kayser had nine kills, 15 assists and 15 digs, and Kaitlyn Engbrecht had 25 digs and 11 assists.
Viborg-Hurley and Gayville-Volin will meet in the finals at 7 p.m. Thursday in Centerville.
CENTERVILLE DEF. IRENE-WAKONDA 25-8, 25-9, 16-25, 25-8 at Centerville – Adrienn Peterson had nine kills to pace the Tornadoes. Rebecca Hybertson had 10 digs and Emily Snyder had four aces and 11 set assists. For IW, Taylor Lee had eight kills and nine digs, while Mikayla Heirigs had eight set assists and Maria VanDriel nine digs. Maddie Mohr had seven kills.
VIBORG-HURLEY DEF. ALCESTER-HUDSON 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 25-27, 15-6 at Centerville – The Cougars (11-15) won as Hannah Jorgensen had 19 kills, 20 digs and four aces. Angelique Lee had 16 kills and 20 digs and Abby Hora 13 kills and 44 digs. Sam Boomgarden had 20 set assits and 15 digs and Shelby Simonsen 13 set assists and 10 digs. For AH (19-11), Kassidy Walth had 22 kills, five blocks, 31 digs and five aces. Sierra McConnell had 21 kills and 20 digs. Cassie Schiefen had 49 set assists and 10 digs. Brianna Walth had 22 digs and Tashena Osterkamp 15.
GAYVILLE-VOLIN DEF. CENTERVILLE 25-5, 25-11, 25-12 at Centerville – Kelia Barta had 15 kills, 13 digs and three aces for the Raiders (20-5). Genny Clark had 14 kills and 11 digs, Megan Hirsch 12 kills and Grace Dangel 40 set assists. For Centerville, Adrienn Peterson and Logan O’Toole each had five kills and four digs. Emily Snyder had seven set assists.
In Thursday’s 7 p.m. semifinals, it’s Tripp-Delmont/Armour at Kimball-White Lake at White Lake and Platte-Geddes at Dakota Christian.
TRIPP-DELMONT/ARMOUR DEF. CORSICA-STICKNEY 25-9, 25-9, 25-12 at Armour – Jessica Sandau had nine kills and Hannah Just had 14 digs and 17 set assists for TDA (8-16). Payton Schafers and Mariah Plecity each had six aces and Sandau four. For CS (1-24), Brittany Bamberg had six kills and 11 digs, and Haley Keizer had eight set assists.
In Thursday’s 7 p.m. semifinals, it’s Deubrook at Sioux Valley and Clark-Willow Lake at Redfield-Doland.
DEUBROOK AREA DEF. DEUEL 25-18, 25-17, 25-17 at White – Ytsje Vandermeer had 11 kills for the Dolphins. Rachel Petersen had 12 digs and Emily Olsen 10. Brooke Ruhd had 18 set assists and Leah Rogness eight. Petersen had three aces. For Deuel, Tara Rowcliffe had five kills and 14 digs. Hailey Benson had 11 set assists and Peyton Korinek had 13 digs.
CLARK-WILLOW LAKE DEF. HAMLIN 25-16, 23-25, 25-23, 12-25, 15-7 in Hayti – Mackenzie Huber had 17 kills and eight blocks to pace the Cyclones. Angela Young had 14 kills and 28 digs. Jill Warkenthien collected 38 assists and Raegan Florey 20 digs. For Hamlin, Molly Koisti had seven aces, 19 assists and 15 digs. Alli Lakness had 12 kills and Hanna Roe 10.
In Thursday’s semifinals at Sioux Falls Christian, Flandreau faces SFC at 6 p.m. and Dell Rapids meets Madison at 7:30.
DELL RAPIDS DEF. FLANDREAU INDIAN SCHOOL 25-11, 25-6, 25-19 at Dell Rapids – Brittany Kludt had six kills, Chloe Solberg five aces and Shelby Wrage 14 digs for the Quarriers (12-16). FIS ends 4-13.
FLANDREAU DEF. GARRETSON 25-8, 21-25, 25-18, 25-17 at Flandreau – Hannah Williams had 12 kills, Brooklyn Behrens nine assists, Brenna Price 12 digs andMara Lunday five aces for the Fliers.
In Thursday’s semifinals at North Sioux City, Dakota Valley faces Beresford at 6 p.m. and Tea Area plays Elk Point-Jefferson at 7:30.
TEA AREA DEF. VERMILLION 25-15, 25-21, 25-18 at Tea – Ally Kacmarynski had six kills and 19 digs for the Titans (14-11). Lexi LaFave had 25 digs and Becca Cordie 17. Morgan McKinney had 25 assists and Ashley Bamsey had three blocks. For Vermillion, Kayla Stammer had 15 set assists, Rachel Finnegan six kills and 14 digs, Chloe Nielsen six kills and Melanie LeCates 14 digs.
ELK POINT-JEFFERSON DEF. CANTON 25-22, 25-17, 25-6 at Elk Point – Allison Targonski had 19 digs and five aces and Miranda Stabe 10 kills and three aces for the Huskies. Amber Hanson had 22 set assists. Drew Keuck had seven aces and Jessica Fejfar had four. For Canton, Mary Kate Beachler had five kills, Katie Glenn nine digs and Lydia Gerber five set assists.
BERESFORD DEF. LENNOX 25-23, 25-18, 22-25, 25-13 at Beresford – Katelyn Wilson had 10 kills and three blocks and Morgan Klostergaard seven kills and five blocks for the Watchdogs (12-17). Taylor Watkins had 20 digs and Bailey Twite 12. Becca Nelson had 12 set assists and Maddie Antonson 11. For Lennox (5-22), Jordan Kruse had nine kills and Kayla Johnston seven. Hailey Hagedorn had 16 set assists and Tatum Musser 14. Taylor Weeldreyer and Callie Luke had 21 digs each and Hagedorn had 14. Courtney Weeldreyer had five aces.
In Thursday’s 7 p.m., semifinals, it’s Tri-Valley at Mount Vernon-Plankinton and Parkston at Wagner.
TRI-VALLEY DEF. BON HOMME 18-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-17 at Parkston – Emma Johnson had 21 kills and four blocks and Sammy Kasowski 18 kills and three blocks for the Mustangs. Sydney Hausmann had 23 digs and Mariah Swier 20. Morgan Haga had 21 digs. For BH (20-9), Morgan McAllister had 10 kills and Jeni Schmidt nine. Alie Adams had 29 set assists, Morgan Rothschadl 10 digs, Siera Mesman three blocks and Schmidt three aces.
PARKSTON DEF. MCCOOK CENTRAL-MONTROSE 25-21, 25-13, 25-21 at Parkston – Sadie Schoenfelder had eight kills for the Trojans. Kenzie Lee had six blocks, 15 digs and five aces, while Halle Heisinger had three blocks and 16 digs. Jessica Bialas had 19 digs and Sydney Weber 12. Whitney Weber had 21 set assists. For MCM, Danielle Hanson had seven kills. Brianna Painter had 23 digs, Nicole Bies 11 and Annie Boddicker 10. Bies had 11 set assists and Marissa Painter had three blocks.
WINNER DEF. CROW CREEK 25-13, 25-7, 25-8 at Winner – Sydney Fritz had 10 kills, eight digs and four aces for the Warriors. Kelsey Bertram had 14 set assists and five aces. The Warriors visit Mobridge-Pollock in the semifinals on Thursday.