FLANDREAU/HAYTI – The Fliers opened the Region 2A Volleyball Tournament with a 25-18, 25-13, 25-7 home win over Flandreau Indian School on Tuesday but then fell 28-26, 25-19, 25-18 at Hamlin in the semifinals Thursday.
“We had moments of going on a scoring run and then we’d have moments where we would go a couple points without scoring,” said Flandreau coach Lauren McCafferty, whose team finished the season with a 14-15 record. “Our offensive consistency was our downfall. We played hard defense, hustling after the ball and being scrappy, but unfortunately fell short on the offensive side.”
Flandreau 3, FIS 0
The Fliers won 25-18, 25-13, 25-7.
Rylee Iott had six kills and three digs. Marianna Pavlis and Melina Matthys added five kills apiece.
Hannah Parsley netted six service aces, while Jaycie Pulscher and Anna Gassman both contributed four.
Pulscher (15) and Shalyn Peters (eight) combined for 23 set assists. Gassman notched three digs.
Hamlin 3, Flandreau 0
The Chargers prevailed by the set scores of 28-26, 25-19, 25-18 to advance to the SoDak 16.
Matthys racked up 12 kills and six blocks. Iott chipped in with seven kills.
Pulscher (18) and Peters (nine) combined for 27 set assists. Jenni Sanders and Madison Kontz recorded three blocks apiece, with Pavlis contributing a pair of aces. Gassman had seven digs and Pavlis four.