Parkston falls to No. 1 Sioux Falls Christian in Class A quarterfinal
The top-ranked Chargers won three sets to none on Thursday afternoon.
RAPID CITY — Top-seeded Sioux Falls Christian proved too much for No. 8 Parkston in a Class A quarterfinal match, as the Chargers swept the Trojans on Thursday afternoon at the Summit Arena. Set scores were 25-6, 25-14 and 25-18.
Sioux Falls Christian (33-4), which has not lost to a team from South Dakota this season, looked every bit the juggernaut they proved to be during the regular season. The Chargers smothered Parkston early and surged to a 2-0 set lead.
At the state tournament for the first time since 2007, the Trojans (21-15) drew as close as 20-16 late in set three, but appearing in their 15th consecutive state tournament, the Chargers rebuffed the Trojans. Sioux Falls Christian will match up with No. 4 Wagner in the first Class A semifinal on Friday night.
Katie VanEgdom paced the Chargers with 16 kills along with 13 digs, as Sydney Tims wasn’t far behind with 12 kills, a team-high 17 digs and two ace serves, and Addisen Barber put up 34 assists.
For Parkston, Allison Ziebart led the way with five kills and six digs, while Brielle Bruening had four kills, five digs and one solo block. Mya Nuebel added six digs, two kills and two aces, with Faith Oakley contributing 10 assists and three digs. The Trojans play in the consolation bracket semifinals against No. 5 Hill City at 1 p.m. Central time on Friday.