Eighth-grade volleyball team finishes second at Elk Point tournament on September 13 The Vermillion eighth-grade volleyball team played its first game at home on Thursday, Sept. 11, hosting Dakota Valley. The D team lost 21-7, and 21-9. The C team split, winning the first game 21-17, and losing the second game 21-13. The B team lost 21-7 and 21-9. The A match went three games. Vermillion won the first game 21-17, lost the second game 21-19 and lost the third game 16-14.
On Saturday, Sept. 13, VMS traveled to Elk Point for a tournament. The girls finished second to Dakota Valley in the championship game. In the first game, VMS defeated Elk Point-Jefferson winning the first game 25-22, losing the second game 25-23 and winning the third game 16-14.
In the semi-final round VMS played Sioux Falls Christian. They lost the first game 22-25, won the second game 25-21 and won the third game 15-12. In the championship, VMS lost the first game 25-15, won the second game 25-21 and lost in the final game 15-10.
On Monday, Sept. 15, the Tanagers hosted Canton. The D team lost 21-16 and 22-20. The C team lost 21-13 and 21-14. The B team split, winning the first game 21-17 and losing the second game 22-20. The A team won the match winning both games. The first game was 21-12 and the second game 21-12.
Here is a list of the volleyball players: Megan Amundson, Kayla Anglin, Shalita Bartlett, Stacey Bottolfson, Alicia Brown, Brittany Bye, Sara Bye, Lindsay Covill, Dee Dee Dantzler, DeNell Dykstra, Brittney Epping, Whitney Feimer, Jessica Jurgensen, Hannah Korkuska, Raychel Lorenz, Kelly Miskimins, Liz Moyer, Rachel Odens, Katrina Salitros, Stephanie Swier, Micaela Telleria, Alexa Walker and Heather Zimmerman. Managers are Calle Sorensen and Megan LeCates.
The schedule for the remainder of the season is:
Sept. 25, at Yankton, 4 p.m.
Oct. 4, at Canton, 9 a.m.
Oct. 6, at home with EPJ, 4 p.m.
Oct. 7, at Conference (Worthing), 4 p.m.
Oct. 16, at home with Yankton, 4 p.m.
Oct. 28, at Yankton Tournament, 3 p.m.