Dogs are champions at Clark/Willow Lake tournament


De Smet vs Deuel

The Deuel Cardinals traveled to De Smet to play the Bulldogs on Tues., Sept. 6. The wins went back and forth in all five sets, with the Cardinals coming out on top for the night.

Leaders in the five sets for the Bulldogs were Jada Burke with 10 kills, 19 digs, two ace serves; Hazel Luethmers with three kills, three blocks, three digs, four ace serves; Cori Birkel with three kills, three blocks, three digs; and Emma Albrecht with two kills, two blocks, 10 digs and three ace serves.

De Smet 25 18 25 23 11
Deuel 10 25 19 25 15

De Smet at clark/wl tournament

The Bulldogs, along with twelve other schools, played a full day of volleyball at the Clark Tournament on Sat., Sept. 10. The first round started with three teams in a pool, and then, the second round was three pools of four.

De Smet’s first round pool was with Redfield and Wilmot.

The Bulldogs lost 0-2 in the first game against a good Redfield team. De Smet's leaders in this game were Jada Burke with two kills and seven digs and Hazel Luethmers with two kills and four blocks.

De Smet went 2-0 over Wilmot in game two of the day, with Burke having nine kills; Luethmers eight kills; Cori Birkel five kills; Emma Albrecht four kills, eight kill assists; and Megan Dylla with 10 kill assists.

All teams were then repooled based on wins and points allowed, and the Bulldogs moved into the Silver Division with Clark/Willow Lake, Great Plains Lutheran and Britton-Hecla.

De Smet defeated C/WL 2-1. Leading the Bulldogs were Burke with eight kills, one ace serve, 10 digs; Luethmers with seven kills, three blocks; and Birkel with four kills and five blocks.

De Smet was then matched against Britton-Hecla for the championship game of the Silver Division and took the 2-1 win. The Bulldogs were led by Burke with 11 kills, five digs, one ace serve; Luethmers with six kills, six blocks, two ace serves; and Birkel with four kills, five blocks and one ace serve.

The De Smet Bulldogs brought home the Silver Division Championship.


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