Scooper girls’ volleyball falls to RCC Cobblers

Sturgis Scoopers Savanah Jones and Sara Janz attempt to block the shot of Rapid City Central Delaney Wilson during the game on Tuesday at Sturgis. Pioneer photo by Tim Potts

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STURGIS — The Sturgis Brown High School girls’ volleyball team fell to the Rapid City Central Cobblers in four sets Tuesday, in Sturgis.

The first set was tied seven times at 1, 3, 6, 18, 19, 20, and 21, with Sturgis scoring the final five points to win the first set, 25-21. 

“The girls came out and played with a lot of intensity in the first set. They had a lot of energy, and were very encouraging to each other,” said Ashley Abell, the Scoopers’ assistant coach.  “The next few sets, we just couldn’t put it all together. We would have a pass and our sets wouldn’t get there, and our hitters were not able to hit.” 

The second set was tied at four, and then the Cobblers went on a 7-0 run and won the set, 25-15, to even the match at one set a piece. 

Rapid City Central jumped out to a quick lead in the third set, with a seven-point run. The Scoopers mounted a comeback with a 5-0 run, but the Cobblers finished the set with a 5-0 run to take the set, 25-13, and took a two-sets-to-one lead in the match.

The fourth set was all Rapid City Central, with two aces and three attacking kills. The Cobblers won the third set 25-8, and they won the match three sets to one.

“Rapid City Central’s team came out and had some really good hitters. Their middle hitters came with a lot of power behind the hit, and it was hard to defend,” Abell said. 

Rapid City Central’s Ramsey Deming had 31 assists, three blocks, and two service aces.

The Scoopers are back in action today at 7 p.m., hosting Lead–Deadwood, and it will be senior recognition night.  

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