The De Smet Lady Bulldogs volleyball team won in three sets Oct. 3 over the Flandreau Lady Fliers at De Smet. Set scores were 25-22, 25-11 and 25-21. Kennadi Buchholz served 8/9 with two aces, hit 30/33 with 13 kills, had seven blocks and 10 digs. Cori Birkel hit 22/25 with seven kills and made three blocks. Emma Albrecht served 10/10, hit 4/4 with three kills and set 23/25 with 10 assists. Ella Poppinga served 14/17 with two aces and Katelyn Halverson set 22/24 with nine assists.
The Lady Bulldogs fought a tough battle but lost Oct. 1 in five sets to the Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks at Estelline. Set scores were 26-24, 23-25, 13-25, 25-20 and 12-15.
Buchholz hit 33/39 with 18 kills and had 15 blocks, Birkel hit 22/27 with five kills and had 22 digs. Albrecht had three blocks, set 27/28 with nine assists and had 21 digs. Halverson set 30/32 with 10 assists. Jacie McCune served 18/22 with two aces and Riley Myers served six of six with one ace.
De Smet lost Sept. 29 in three sets to the Clark-Willow Lake Lady Cyclones at Willow Lake. Set scores were 16-25, 18-25 and 12-25. Buchholz served nine of nine with one ace, hit 14/17 with 10 kills, had four blocks and 10 digs. Birkel hit 15/18 with seven kills, had four blocks and five digs. Albrecht hit five of six with two kills, had two blocks and set 15/15 with seven assists. McCune served five of six with two aces and Halverson set 19/20 with five assists.
Results from Tuesday’s match at Lake Preston will be published next week.