Brookings def. Sioux Falls Washington 25-13, 25-21, 25-17 — Brookings won its first match of the season in decisive fashion, blowing out the Warriors in the first set then holding them off in the final two. Jaci Sebern led the Bobcats with 12 kills while Emma Hardin added six. Miranda Ysbrand and Cassidy Bridges gave Brookings a strong effort on defense with 12 and 11 digs, respectively. Grace Eggebrecht added five blocks and Michaela Jewett had four. Jewett also had 37 assists. Laura Petterson led the Warriors with eight kills and Emily Van Bockern had 20 digs. Brookings hits the road to face Aberdeen Central on Tuesday while Washington hosts Roosevelt.
Mitchell def. Pierre 25-17, 25-14, 25-22 — Mackenzie Miller led Mitchell with 16 kills and two blocks. Carly Haring had three blocks and Lauren Larsen had 21 digs and two aces. Mandy Schmidt also had 32 assists. Pierre picked up 13 kills, 10 digs and an ace from Elena Sviongen, two blocks from Maddie Reinke, 15 digs from Hallie Jerome and 21 assists from Erika Stout, who also had an ace.
O’Gorman def. Watertown 25-14, 25-17, 21-25, 25-22 — Rylee Smith led O’Gorman with four aces and 17 kills. McKenzie Hermanson had 32 assists and 15 digs. For Watertown, Norberg had two aces, Peterson and Smith both had 10 kills. Peterson also had five blocks, while Stroup tacked on 19 assists and Gloe added 29 digs.
Unity Christian Invitational
This tournament had schools from Iowa South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota. Unity Christian’s 5-0 mark bested Sioux Falls Christian and two Iowa schools which tied for second at 3-2. The Chargers won their first three matches to put themselves in good position to take the tournament, but they dropped the final two to settle for the second-place tie.
Sioux Falls Christian 2, Sioux Center 0 (25-23, 24-22) — Stats not provided.
Sioux Falls Christian 2, Southwest Christian 0 (21-17, 21-8) — Stats not provided.
Sioux Falls Christian 2, Le Mars (21-17, 21-8) — Stats not provided.
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2, Sioux Falls Christian 0 (21-17, 21-11) — Stats not provided.
Unity Christian 2, Sioux Falls Christian 0 (21-18, 21-19) — Stats not provided.
Don Magnus Memorial
The Alcester-Hudson volleyball team proved perfect as it went 4-0 to capture the Don Magnus Memorial tournament Saturday in Elkton.
The Cubs edged Elkton-Lake Benton, which went 3-1 in the round robin tournament. Alcester-Hudson beat the Elks 25-12, 25-23 in their lone match. See below for every score from that tournament and other volleyball matches around the state.
Alcester-Hudson 2, Iroquois 0 (25-12, 25-16) — Kassidy Walth led the Cubs with eight kills, five digs and a service ace. Amelia Stene added six digs and five kills, while Karlee Nygard had 16 assists, two kills and three digs. No other stats were reported.
Alcester-Hudson 2, Gayville-Volin 0 (25-20, 25-23) — Walth again led Alcester-Hudson in kills in the second match and would go on to lead the Cubs in kills in all four matches in the tournament. She had a 10-kill,13-dig double-double. Nygard neared a double-double with 18 assists and nine digs. Jackie Hallaway had 14 digs. No other stats were reported.
Alcester-Hudson 2, Elkton-Lake Benton 0 (25-12, 25-23) — Hallaway had eight digs to lead the team, while Walth led with 14 kills and Nygard had 16 assists.
Alcester-Hudson 2, Dell Rapids St. Mary 0 ( 25-7, 25-23) — Walth closed out her stellar day on offense with eight kills, while Hallaway had nine digs. Kennedi Mullaney led DRSM with eight kills while Jackie Wolles added four. No other stats were reported.
Elkton-Lake Benton 2, Dell Rapids St. Mary 0 (25-12, 25-15) — Veronica Beck led DRSM with three kills. Haley Michael had seven digs, Wolles had four and Carly Maxwell had three. No other stats were reported.
Elkton-Lake Benton 2, Iroquois 0 (25-5, 25-18)
Elkton-Lake Benton 2, Gayville-Volin 0 (25-21, 25-17)
Gayville-Volin 2, Iroquois 0 (25-11, 25-11)
Gayville-Volin 2, Dell Rapids St. Mary 0 (25-23, 25-12) — Wolles and Maddie Schwebach had two kills each for DRSM. Kennedi Mullaney, Cassie Mullaney, Cassy Geraets and Wolles all had two digs while Michael had five. No other stats were reported.
Iroquois 2, Dell Rapids St. Mary 0 (25-14, 26-24) — Kennedi Mullaney and Cassie Mullaney had two kills apiece for DRSM. Michael had five digs. No other stats were reported.
Eastern Volleyball Classic
Milbank Area and Dakota Valley won their first two games to advance to the tournament’s championship, where Dakota Valley made quick work of Milbank Area. Tea Area took fourth and Tri-Valley placed fifth.
Milbank Area 2, Tri-Valley 1 (25-18, 14-25, 25-9) — The Mustangs gave the eventual runner-up a fair fight, but did have enough in the decisive third set. Kaylee Wingen had eight kills and eight digs. Nikole Krump added five kills. The Mustangs were bolstered on defense with several players racking up high dig totals: Morgan Haga had 14, Emily McDonald had 10, Erika Langloss had eight and Bailey Brooks had seven. No other stats were reported.
Tea Area 2, Winner 1 (25-23, 18-25, 25-17) — The Titans had a balanced attack on offense as they outlasted Winner in three sets. Tyre Klarenbeck led the way with nine kills, Heather LeFave added seven, and Abi McIlvenna and Jordan Foos chipped in six each. Sidney Clayberg had seven digs, six aces and 25 blocks for Tea Area.
Dakota Valley 2, Sisseton 0 (25-11, 25-8)
Elk Point-Jefferson 2, Chamberlain 0 (25-19, 25-6)
Tri-Valley 2, Winner 1 (28-26, 17-25, 25-21) — Taylor Will had nine kills and Krump added eight. The Mustangs again had a good effort on defense with five girls posting double digit digs. Haga had 19, McDonald added 18, Mia Miller had 14, Wingen had 13 and Abby Keith had 12. No other stats were reported.
Chamberlain 2, Sisseton 0 (25-22, 25-20)
Milbank Area 2, Tea Area 0 (25-19, 25-23) — LeFave had six kills and seven digs to lead Tea Area in its loss to Milbank Area and McIlvenna had five. Jayda Verhey had 11 digs.
Dakota Valley 2, Elk Point-Jefferson 1 (18-25, 25-17, 25-14)
Sisseton 2, Winner 0 (25-16, 22-25, 25-19)
Tri-Valley 2, Chamberlain 0 (25-15, 25-23) — Tri-Valley earned the sweep, just holding Chamberlain off in the second set. Langloss and Wingen led the team in kills with four apiece. Langloss also had 15 assists. No other stats were reported.
Elk Point-Jefferson 2, Tea Area 1 (25-18, 16-25, 25-18) — Klarenbeck closed out the tournament by leading the team in kills again with 10. She also had four blocks. McIlvenna and Foos had five kills apiece, while Foos added six digs.
Dakota Valley 2, Milbank Area 0 (25-15, 25-17)