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Area state tournament volleyball roundup for Nov. 19: Burke takes fourth place in Class B

Action featuring area programs from the final day of the state volleyball tournaments on Saturday, Nov. 19

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The Burke volleyball team poses with the Class B state volleyball fourth-place plaque on Nov. 19, 2022, at the Premier Center, in Sioux Falls.
Craig Wollman / South Dakota Public Broadcasting
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SIOUX FALLS — Second-seeded Burke swiped the first set and pushed the third and fourth sets beyond the 25-point threshold, but couldn’t over fifth-seeded Wolsey-Wessington in the Class B third-place match on Saturday night at the Premier Center. Set scores were 19-25, 25-19, 26-24 and 26-24.

The Warbirds got a team-leading 17 kills from Leah Williams along with 26 digs and two service aces, while Mya Boomsma posted 11 kills, 14 digs, three aces and an assisted block. Mallory Miller contributed seven kills and was one of three Warbirds with at least four total blocks, as her four stood beside Emree White’s six and Kailynn Dorris’ eight (five solo). Taylor Horn had 20 set assists.

Adisyn Indahl paced Burke in both kills (20) and digs (25), while Kailee Frank added 15 kills and 18 digs and Paige Bull chipped in 11 kills and three total blocks (two solo). Elly Witt and Ava Sargent notched 23 and 18 assists, respectively, as Elle Johnson had 23 digs.

Wolsey-Wessington closed the season at 30-5, with Burke finishing at 32-6.

Class B

Seventh-place match: Colman-Egan 3, Freeman 1

Playing for seventh place, eight-seeded Freeman took the first set off of sixth-seeded Colman-Egan but could not sustain the momentum, settling for eighth place after a four-set defeat on Saturday afternoon. Set scores were 17-25, 25-22, 25-20 and 25-16.

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Brynlee Landis led the Hawks with 12 kills and three assisted blocks, while Elaina Rhode, Berkley Groos and Daniela Lee all contributed nine kills. Groos and Lee also had 14 digs apiece, with Lee recording four aces and four assisted blocks. Lanie Mousel finished with 35 assists and 10 digs, and Kaylee Voelker had a team-high 15 digs.

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The Freeman volleyball team poses with the Class B state volleyball eighth-place plaque on Nov. 19, 2022, at the Premier Center, in Sioux Falls.
Craig Wollman / South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Kate Miller was the only Flyer to reach double-digit kills, finishing with 11 kills, 11 digs, three total blocks and one ace. Erin Uecker added eight kills and match-highs with 25 digs and seven total blocks (four solo). Zenovia Butler and Ashlin Jacobsen combined for 13 kills and 28 digs, as Cami Fransen had 23 assists and 17 digs.

Colman-Egan's final record was 24-11, with Freeman at 21-12.

Class A

Fifth-place match: Dakota Valley 3, Platte-Geddes 2

After falling behind 2-1, seventh-seeded Platte-Geddes forced a deciding fifth set, but couldn't quite complete the comeback against fifth-seeded Dakota Valley on the way to a sixth-place finish in Class A on Saturday afternoon. Set scores were 23-25, 25-17, 25-17, 17-25 and 15-9.

For Dakota Valley, Sophie Tuttle (21 kills), Jorja Van Den Hul (15) and Claire Munch (10) all reached double-digit kills, aided by the 47 assists of Logan Miller. Kate VanRooyan had a match-high 35 digs, alongside Munch (18) and Tuttle (16). Van Den Hul and Miller each had three ace serves, while Cameryn Sommervold and Addison Kleis notched six and five blocks (all assisted), respectively.

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The Platte-Geddes volleyball team poses with the Class A state volleyball sixth-place plaque on Nov. 19, 2022, at the Premier Center, in Sioux Falls.
Tim Tushla / South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Karly VanDerWerff paced Platte-Geddes with 21 kills, 23 digs, two blocks and one ace. Cadence Van Zee (14 kills, 16 digs and one ace) and Regan Hoffman (11 kills, 15 digs and three aces) also had double-doubles with kills and digs, as Avery DeVries put up 36 assists, 29 digs and two aces.

Dakota Valley went 28-8 for the season, with Platte-Geddes wrapping up at 28-9.

Seventh-place match: Wagner 3, Belle Fourche 1

Capping its season with a win, No. 1 seed Wagner dispatched of No. 6 seed Belle Fourche in four sets to claim seventh place in Class A on Saturday afternoon. Set scores were 25-17, 19-25, 25-20 and 25-17.

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The Wagner volleyball team poses with the Class A state volleyball seventh-place plaque on Nov. 19, 2022, at the Premier Center, in Sioux Falls.
Tim Tushla / South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Emma Yost posted a 20-kill, 16-dig stat line to lead the Red Raiders, while Avari Bruguier and Shalayne Nagel each added nine kills and had 40 digs between them. Shona Kocer, Kya Kjeldgaard and Nagel all recorded five total blocks, with Macy Koupal putting up 43 assists, 16 digs and five aces.

Mataya Ward notched 14 of the Broncs' 34 kills and had 18 digs, with Grace Clooten and Dylan Stedillie chipping in six kills apiece. Clooten also managed a match-high six total blocks (five solo), while Lily McCarty had 28 assists, 17 digs and two aces.

Wagner finished 32-5 on the season, while Belle Fourche was 32-9.

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