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Faulkton sweeps Timber Lake for state tourney berth

Faulkton's Camryn Deiter sets the ball for a teammate during a Class B SoDak 16 match against Timber Lake Tuesday night in Ipswich. Deiter finished with 15 set assists in Faulkton's victory. Photo by Heather Bode

IPSWICH – Faulkton racked up 38 kills on the way to a sweep over Timber Lake in Class B SoDak 16 volleyball action Tuesday night in Ipswich to earn another trip to the State Volleyball Tournament. The Trojans, who have won 20 of their past 22 matches, finished fifth at last year’s state tourney.

Isabel Aesoph led the victory with 17 kills and also had 12 digs. Shayna Heitmann contributed nine kills, while Addison Melius had six kills, one ace, and three blocks.

Gabby Kost dished out 20 assists and Camryn Deiter had 15.

Faulkton, 26-6 on the season, enters the state tourney in Rapid City next week as the sixth seed. The Trojans will face Arlington in the opening round at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18.

Timber Lake stats not available

Serving: Faulkton 65-70 5 aces (Addison Melius 19-20 1 ace, Camryn Deiter 11-11 1 ace).

Hitting: Faulkton 102-111 38 kills (Isabel Aesoph 41-43 17 kills, Shayna Heitmann 20-22 9 kills, Melius 18-20 6 kills).

Setting: Faulkton 119-119 35 assists (Gabby Kost 56-56 20 assists, Deiter 46-46 15 assists).

Digs: Faulkton 75 (Sydney Campbell 17, Deiter 12, Aesoph 12).

Blocks: Faulkton 2 solos 10 assists (Kelli Stoecker 1 solo 2 assists, Melius 1 solo 2 assists).

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