Warriors wallop Lady Buffs

FORT PIERRE - Thanks to some opening game jitters, the Stanley County Lady Buffs volleyball season got off to a rocky start after being defeated by Winner in three sets Saturday in Winner.

The Buffaloes started the season on a low note falling to the Warriors 25-8, 25-17 and 25-16 in the third set.

The youth of Stanley County showed in the first set as nerves may have gotten the best of it in the 17 point rout.

"It wasn't very pretty at the beginning. We are inexperienced and young and I think the first game jitters got to the girls in the first set," Stanley County coach Kylie Mundt said.

The Buffaloes eventually settled into the game and competed against Winner in the second and third sets, despite losing each of them.

"As the score shows, they got more comfortable later on and were able to execute our plays better," Mundt said.

In a losing effort, the Buffaloes had a couple of strong performances from Shelby Gienger and Madison Hand. Gienger had five kills, nine digs and three aces. Hand pitched in with eight assists and nine digs.

As the season progresses the Buffaloes look to improve as the young team gains experience.

"It's good to get the first game under our belt and we can build from that," Mundt said. "Being at home will help Tuesday, our confidence will keep raising as will our chemistry. We can only improve from here."

The Buffaloes will look to continue that improvement Tuesday in their home opener. Stanley County will take on Chamberlain in a contest beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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