Lady Buffs take eighth in Redfield

By Wade LaRoche

FORT PIERRE - After a week off, the Stanley County Lady Buffs still can't get out of their mid season slump as it continued in Saturday's Redfield Tournament.

Stanley County left the Redfield tournament winless after playing four games. The Buffaloes began the tournament against Eureka-Bowdle losing 25-13, 23-25 and 25-11. The Lady Buffs then lost to Waverly-South Shore 13-25, 25-15 and 25-22 and Miller 25-13 and 25-10. The Lady Buffs closed the tournament with a loss to Leola-Frederick 25-16 and 25-14.

Despite leaving Redfield without a victory, the Lady Buffs did show improvement after struggling in their recent games. The Lady Buffs showed signs of breaking out of their current slump by winning the second set against Eureka-Bowdle.

"Overall we played pretty well against Eureka-Bowdle but it was just the little things that continued to get us," Stanley County coach Kylie Mundt said.

After losing its opening contest, Stanley County bounced back to take the first set against Waverly-South Shore but once again could not come away with a victory.

"We came out focused and ready to play, we dominated the first set but had a hard time keeping the momentum which continues to be an issue for us," Mundt said.

The Lady Buffs closed the tournament by losing to Miller and Leola/Frederick without much of a fight.

"The first two games showed we were ready to play but I think we kind of ran out of gas in the third and fourth games and the scores kind of reflect that," Mundt said.

Throughout the tournament, Kelly Sweetman led the way for Stanley County with 12 kills and seven aces. Shelby Gienger added 10 kills and 19 digs.

The Lady Buffs will return to Redfield Tuesday for a matchup against Redfield. The game begins at 5 p.m.

Content 2011 Capital Journal
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