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Lake Preston Lady Divers looking for a win

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The Diver Volleyball Team has been working hard toward improving their season record. However, they fell short of that goal with losses against Great Plains Lutheran and Dell Rapids St. Mary this week.

In Watertown, the Divers lost in three sets: 13-25, 13-25 and 19-25. After struggling in the first two sets, the Divers seemed to pick up the pace and looked to be on their way to a third set victory, but the Panthers were able to capitalize on some miscues, holding off the Divers to win the match.

Offensively, the Divers were led with four kills each from Alice Warne and Marissa Rober. Faith Steffensen and Morgan Curd each added two kills apiece. Serving aces were also credited to Faith Steffensen, Rober and Warne. Defensively, Jocelyn Steffensen, Faith Steffensen, and Rober each had five digs, and Warne added one block.

On Thursday, the Divers got off to a slow start against the Cardinals and lost the initial set 8-25. The second set started better for the Divers. They battled the Cardinals with long, hard-fought volleys; the set looked as though it could go to either team, but the Divers ultimately lost that one 13-25. The third and final set was an exciting match with the Lady Divers looking as though they had found their groove. They worked hard together but came up short with a final score of 19-25.

Faith Steffensen led the team offensively with five kills with Amelia Greene following close behind with four. Curd had the lone serving ace on the evening. Jocelyn Steffensen had four set assists and Holly Andrews getting three.

The Divers have a couple of DVC Conference match-ups this week. Tuesday night they host the De Smet Lady Bulldogs before traveling to Arlington on Thursday to take on the Lady Cards.

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