The Sioux County Warriors picked up three wins over the weekend, grabbing a Homecoming victory over Minatare Friday and going 2-1 at the Morrill Invite Saturday.
Sioux County swept Minatare 25-14, 25-13, 25-23. Minatare led early in the opening set, but Sioux County took an 8-7 lead with kills by Beth Krein, Seirra Eastman, Kailey Klein and Skylar Edmund and rolled to the set win. The second set started much the same, with Minatare opening up a 7-4 advantage that slipped away when Sioux County tied the contest at 9 and pulled ahead for good.
The final set in the Homecoming victory once again found Sioux County coming from behind to take a 12-9 lead. But Minatare looked to force a fourth set with ties at 16, 19, 21 and 22. Three late kills by Sioux County’s Tamika Eastman pushed the Warriors to the finish line.
Tamika Eastman finished the contest with 13 kills and one ace, and Edmund contributed six kills. Klein had five kills and four aces, while Krein also had six kills and two aces. Sierra Eastman added three kills, and Britney Klein landed three ace serves. Ashley Hunter also had an ace serve.
Fresh off the win, the Warriors traveled to the Morrill Invite Saturday, taking second place. Sioux County opened the tournament with a 25-10, 25-4 rout of Guernsey-Sunrise and followed that with a 26-24, 25-23 win over Morrill to advance to the title game.
The championship title went to the Crawford Rams in a tight contest that saw each team battling for the points necessary for the win. Crawford clinched the victory with sets of 26-24, 25-23.
No stats from the tournament games are available.