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Mitchell volleyball goes 2-2 at Huron Invitational

Mitchell was one of 12 teams to participate in the Huron Invitation on Saturday, competing in four best-of-three matches throughout the day.

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Mitchell High School volleyball players celebrate scoring a point during a high school volleyball match on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 at MHS.
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HURON, S.D. — Mitchell was one of 12 teams to participate in the Huron Invitational volleyball tournament on Saturday, competing in four best-of-three matches throughout the day.

The Kernels took on Spearfish in its first matchup, taking the win in three sets. Mitchell won the first set in convincing fashion, taking it 25-12. The Kernels dropped the second set 25-13 but took the third set 25-20 to win the match.

Mitchell fell to Watertown in its second match of the day, once again playing three sets. After Watertown won the first set 25-22, Mitchell battled back for a 25-17 second-set victory, before dropping the third set 25-21.

Class A Sioux Falls Christian made short work of the Kernels with a two-set sweep. Set scores were 25-17 and 25-16. In the final match of the day, Mitchell found itself on the other end of a sweep, taking down Brookings in two tight sets. The Kernels won the first set 25-22 and the second set 25-23 to finish the event with a 2-2 record.

For the event, Douglas, Spearfish and Sturgis all went 0-4, Brandon Valley and Brookings both went 1-3, Chester Area matched Mitchell at 2-2, Sioux Falls Lincoln and Watertown went 3-1 and Harrisburg, Huron and Sioux Falls Christian all went a perfect 4-0.

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Due to a previously scheduled matchup with Sioux Falls Washington being postponed until Oct. 3, the Kernels' next match is 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at home against Huron as part of the Kernel Bowl slate of events.

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