James Valley Christian Lady Viking Jaclyn Loban, a senior, hits an attack at the net in a victory over the Sanborn Central-Woonsocket Blackhawks 25-18, 25-16, 25-16 Friday night in Wolsey for the District 9B title. In the next photo, Blackhawk Morgan Selland and lady Viking Ariana Zuccaro battle at the net during the District 9B title game Friday evening in Wolsey. PHOTOS BY KARA GUTORMSON/PLAINSMAN
WOLSEY — The James Valley Christian Lady Vikings (20-6) defeated the Sanborn Central-Woonsocket Blackhawks Friday night 25-18, 25-16, 25-16 to advance to the Region 5B state qualifying match against White Lake.
That game will be played Tuesday in Wessington Springs.
White Lake (21-6) won the District 10B tournament Thursday with a three-set victory over Corsica.
Vikings defeat Warbirds in three
The James Valley Christian Lady Vikings advanced to the District 9B championship with a 25-20, 25-14, 27-25 victory over the Wolsey-Wessington Lady Warbirds.
The senior trio of Betsy Nelson, Leslie Brondsema and Jaclyn Loban led the Viking attack at the net.
Nelson missed just one attack and recorded 11 kills, while Brondsema was perfect on all 15 attacks with nine kills. Loban recorded eight kills and went 29-for-37 on attacks.
Overall the team converted 102-of-115 on attacks.
Another senior, Tara Nihart helped set up the attack as she was perfect on 70 sets that led to 23 assists.
Nihart also was a key at the service line as she converted all 20 of her serves including posting five aces.
Freshman Hannah Loban added a pair of aces while going 9-for-11 on serves and junior Kristen Williams was 13-for-16 with an ace. The team missed just seven of its 76 serves.
Defensively, for JVC, Brondsema had four of the teams seven blocks and in the back row Arianna Zuccaro had 22 digs and Nihart added 16.
For the Lady Warbirds, they converted 80-of-93 attacks and had 20 kills, led by Sydney Tschetter who led the team with eight, converting 27-of-33 attacks.
Senior Brittany Zefoss was perfect on all 15 of her attacks and had three kills while junior Megan Eggleston converted 14-of-15 with a kill.
Eggleston along with junior Monica Hentzi combined to go 54-of-54 on sets and the team was perfect on 72 that led to 14 assists. Hentzi had 9 assists while Eggleston had three.
Eggleston also had one of the teams two aces as she was perfect on 11 serves while freshman Brittany Bergquist missed just one of er 11 serves and had the team's other ace.
Zerfoss was also perfect on her six serves.
Defensively, Wolsey-Wessington had 10 blocks with Tschetter recording nine. Bergquist had the other one.
The Lady Warbirds had 42 digs from the back row; led by Hetzi with nine and senior Lexi McGillvrey with seven.
The Warbirds finished the season at 12-12.
Blackhawks defeat Lady Spartans
The Sanborn Central-Woonsocket Blackhawks posted a 25-15, 25-15 and 25-14 victory over the Wessington Springs Lady Spartans.
Sanborn Central-Woonsocket junior, Marissa Weber led with 10 kills, while junior Shelby Selland had nine and junior Rachel Selland added eight.
Setting up the Blackhawk attack was senior Candace Page-Marten who had 19 assists.
From the service line sophomore Morgan Selland converted 13-of-14 serves and recorded four aces while, senior Rachelle Moore had a pair of aces and was perfect on all 11 of her serves.
Shelby Selland recorded three blocks defensively while in the back row Page-Marten had 24 digs and Moore finished with 13.
Wessington Springs was led by senior Traci Orth who had six kills, three solo blocks, two block assists and two aces.
Sophomores Shyanne Kopfmann and Sheyanne Brodkorb each had five kills.
Kopfmann also recorded three solo blocks and had one block assists, while Brodkorb had 14 of the teams 48 digs.
At the service line both junior Devin Tebay and Lexi Olinger were perfect serving on six and seven attempts, respectively.
The tandem of senior Haley Reider and junior Lexi Olinger set up the Lady Spartan attack, with each recording six assists.
Wessington Springs ended the season at 10-19.
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