OAKES, ND (NewsDakota.com) – The #8 Oakes Tornadoes defeated the Kindred Vikings in Monday night’s volleyball action in three sets (25-12, 25-7, 25-22).
The game started close with both teams trading points until it came to 10-10. After that, the Tornadoes put up an impressive run of points, making it 22-11. They would trade points until they won the 25-12.
The second set was where the Tornadoes really shined. They initially trailed the Vikings 2-0, but they went on a 19-2 run to make it 19-4. This was backed up by Brynn Dethlefsen having a huge game on the service line with 7 aces on play, 4 of which came in set 2. They would trade points with Kindred until the set ended 25-7.
The third set started much the same with Kindred taking a 2-0 lead and Oakes responded by taking a 3-point lead. They would maintain a 3-5 point margin between them for most of the set. The Vikings mounted a comeback late in the set. They would come back from a 21-15 deficit to come within a single point, 23-22. Oakes would then finish it by winning the set and the match 25-22.
Dethlefsen was named Bank North Player of the Game with 7 aces and 11 digs.
The Tornadoes now face the Barnes County North district foes Thursday in Oakes at 7:00 p.m.