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Madison Falls in Volleyball Region Championship to Sioux Falls Christian

The Madison Lady Bulldogs faced Sioux Falls Christian on Tuesday, November 10th in the Region Championship held in Dell Rapids. For the 3rd year in a row, the Lady Bulldogs ended their season with a loss to Sioux Falls Christian.

The Bulldogs were beat 3-0 by the defending state champion Chargers in 3 sets. Madison fell behind early in the first two sets and couldn’t bounce back losing 25-13 and 25-10.

In the final set, the Bulldogs fought to keep their season alive and overcame a 3-0 deficit to take a 13-11 lead. The match was tied for the 7th time at 21 when the Chargers went to the service line and closed out the match 25-21.

This was the final match for seniors Katie Neises, Sydney Gustaf, Mandy Engrecht, Marisa Eimers, Serena Hopf and Amanda Ricke. Madison finishes the season 22-9.

Sioux Falls Christian improves to 26-4 and will look for a repeat state championship title on Thursday when the Class A Tournament opens in Sioux Falls.