EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect Friday's matchups.
RAPID CITY — Four-time defending champion Sioux Falls Christian opened its title defense with a 25-6, 25-14, 25-18 victory over Parkston in the opening round of the South Dakota State Class A Volleyball Tournament, Thursday in Rapid City.
Katie Van Egdom posted 16 kills and 13 digs to lead SFC (33-4). Sydney Timms posted 12 kills. Addisen Barber finished with 34 assists. Kylah vanDonkersgoed posted 17 digs. Peyton Poppema added three ace serves.
Allison Ziebart led Parkston (21-15) with five kills and six digs. Faith Oakley posted 10 assists. Mya Nuebel had six digs and two ace serves. Brielle Bruening added four kills and five digs.
Sioux Falls Christian will face Wagner in the 7 p.m. semifinal Friday. Parkston will face Hill City in the 1 p.m. consolation match.