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Lady Scotties win regions, on to State

The Philip Lady Scotties defeated the Edgemont Moguls 3-0 in the Region 7B volleyball match in Philip on Tuesday, November 11.

The Scotties began the first game a little sluggish, but came back to win. The game scores were 25-21, 25-16 and 25-9. Philip's season record going into the state tournament is 30-3. Philip is out to finish far above its seventh place position it earned at last year's state tournament.

The South Dakota State "B" Volleyball Tournament will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday Novemeber 20 through 22 in Rapid City. Philip and Arlington were tied in seed points. A drawing put Arlington as the number three team and Philip as the number four team in the tournament.

Serving: Philip - 72 of 74 (9 aces). Leaders: Kayla O'Connell - 19 of 19 (3 aces), Kenzy Pinney - 11 of 12 (2 aces), Marissa Mann - 18 of 18 (1 ace), Sierra Hook - 10 of 10 (2 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 38 of 42. Leaders: O'Connell - 21 of 22, Mann - 6 of 7, Josie Guptill - 6 of 7.

Setting: Philip - 82 of 84. Leader: Taylor Holman - 75 of 77 (30 assists).

Hitting: Philip - 90 of 100 (38 kills). Leaders: Mann - 26 of 29 (12 kills), Hook - 26 of 28 (11 kills), Guptill - 14 of 14 (5 kills), Pinney - 11 of 13 (5 kills), Abby Fitzgerald - 17 of 20 (3 kills).

Blocking: Philip - 2 solos and 1 double. Leaders: Hook - 2 solos and 1 double, Mann - 1 double.

Digging: Philip - 60 of 83. O'Connell - 14 of 17, Mann - 10 of 16, Guptill - 8 of 8.

At the 2007 state championship, Philip lost 3-1 to Kimball, lost 0-3 to Harding County, then defeated Woonsocket 3-1 for seventh place out of eight teams.

Records in the South Dakota "B" seasons are held by two Philip players. For ace assists resulting in a point, Holman earned 102 total, 9.27 average in 11 games of the 2007 season. For digs, O'Connell earned 71 total, 6.45 average in 11 games also in 2007.

Philip won the Class "A" volleyball tournament in 1996, when South Dakota was using a three class system. Mike West was the Philip coach then.

2008 State Schedule

Thursday - opening rounds

Match 1, noon - seed 1 Chester vs. seed 8 Faulkton

Match 2, 2:00 p.m. - seed 4 Philip vs. seed 5 Mt. Vernon

Match 3, 6:00 p.m. - seed 3 Arlington vs. seed 6 Kimball

Match 4, 8:00 p.m. - seed 2 Northwestern vs. seed 7 Harding County

Friday - consolation semi-finals

Match 5, 10:00 a.m. - loser of match 1 vs. loser of match 2

Match 6, noon - loser of match 3 vs. loser of match 4

Friday - semi-finals

Match 7, 4:00 p.m. - loser of match 5 vs. loser of match 6 for 7th/8th place

Match 8, 6:00 p.m. - winner of match 1 vs. winner of match 2

Match 9, 8:00 p.m. - winner of match 3 vs. winner of match 4

Saturday

Match 10, 9:00 a.m. - winner of match 5 vs. winner of match 6 for 5th/6th place

Match 11, 11:00 p.m. - loser of match 8 vs. loser of match 9 for 3rd/4th place

(Awards will follow match 10 and 11.)

Saturday - championships

3:00 p.m. - Class "B"

5:00 p.m. (approx) - Class "A"

7:00 p.m. (approx) - Class "AA"