Daily Republic Sports
SIOUX CITY, Iowa—Alyssa Weidler's hat trick on Wednesday for the Dakota Wesleyan University women's soccer team helped it secure a 3-1 win over Briar Cliff. Weidler scored her first goal 15:37 into the game, then netted two second-half goals. Tiger goalie Hannah Bowes had a busy day in net, too, as the Tigers were outshot 22-5, with Bowes making 10 saves. DWU (6-10, 4-7 GPAC) hosts Morningside at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Pepsi-Cola Soccer Complex for its regular-season finale. Men's soccer held scoreless
The brackets are set for the region high school volleyball playoffs in Class A and B, which will start on Monday. In Region 4B, No. 9 seed Mitchell Christian (4-19) plays No. 8 Oldham-Ramona/Rutland (5-19) in Ramona in the opening round on Monday. The winner faces No. 1 seed Chester Area (22-5) on Tuesday in Madison. Also in Region 4B, No. 10 Howard (3-16) plays No. 7 Dell Rapids St. Mary (9-16) in Dell Rapids. The winner face No. 2 Ethan (24-6) on Tuesday in Madison. No. 4 Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (16-11) plays No. 5 Hanson (12-15) on Tuesday in Madison.
PLATTE—Platte-Geddes dropped the first set of Tuesday night's match against Class B No. 5 Ethan, but rebounded to take the next three to spring the upset, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22 and 25-18. Platte-Geddes (13-17): Courtney Neuman led the Black Panthers with 29 assists, 12 digs and two aces and Sawyer Naasz added 15 digs, 12 kills and two aces. Tori Weins had 14 kills and two blocks and Ally Holter had six kills. Regan Hoffman and Avery DeVries came up with 24 and 14 digs, respectively.
Tuesday’s scores Aberdeen Central def. Harrisburg, 22-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-16 Avon def. Bon Homme, 25-12, 25-20, 25-10 Bridgewater-Emery def. Centerville, 25-19, 25-5, 25-16 Brookings def. Pierre, 25-15, 25-14, 18-25, 25-21 Burke def. Lyman, 25-16, 25-13, 25-16 Chester def. Arlington, 25-19, 25-20, 25-15
HURON—The Mitchell High School volleyball team picked up a huge win with playoff implications and accomplished a rare feat at the same time on Tuesday. The Kernels swept No. 5 Huron 25-22, 25-11 and 25-21 at the Huron Arena. It was the first time the Kernels have swept the Tigers in Huron since 2008.
YANKTON—Dakota Wesleyan University dropped the first set of a Great Plains Athletic Conference volleyball match to Mount Marty on Tuesday, but rattled off three consecutive wins to take the match, 20-25, 25-20, 25-21 and 25-15. Mount Marty recorded five of the last six points to win the first set, but the Tigers were able to pull out a pair of tight sets and the shut the door by scoring 16 of the last 18 points of the fourth set to secure the win, aided by a kill percentage of .455.
Dakota Wesleyan University's Rebecca Frick is the Great Plains Athletic Conference attacker of the week. Frick, a junior from Yankton, finished the week with 79 kills and 75 digs to help the Tigers finish 2-2 on the week. She had 21 or more kills in three of the four matches for the week. She also tallied a career-high 29 digs in a victory over Presentation College.
Howard's Pat Ruml and Canistota/Freeman James Strang are today's special guests at the Mitchell Quarterback Club. The Howard and Canistota/Freeman football teams are both set to play in the quarterfinals of the Class 9A playoffs on Thursday. The Mitchell High School and Dakota Wesleyan University coaches will speak as well. The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. today at the Freighthouse Room of the Depot.
The NAIA Division II basketball coaches’ preseason polls were announced on Tuesday for both the men and women. The Dakota Wesleyan University women are ranked No. 2 to begin the season, with Great Plains Athletic Conference rival Concordia (Nebraska) starting the season atop the poll. The Tigers received one of 12 first-place votes, while Concordia received 10 and Southeastern (Florida) got one. DWU opens its season at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Corn Palace against No. 16 Valley City State (North Dakota).
WAGNER—Wagner topped Burke for the second time in three days on Monday. After defeating the Cougars in the Southeast South Dakota Tournament on Saturday, the Red Raiders did it again on Monday. Set scores were 25-17, 18-25, 25-16 and 25-20. Wagner (26-4): Abby Brunsing powered Wagner with 18 kills and 15 digs. Faith Tyler posted 17 kills and 26 digs, while Lizzie Tyler recorded 19 digs and 24 assists. Kirstyn Roth recorded 16 digs. Maesa Dvorak finished with seven kills, four blocks and three aces. It was the final match of the regular season for Wagner.