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Raptors Bow Out In Regional Final

October 28, 2021 6:13am

The #13 Ridge View Raptors fell to #4 Boyden-Hull Comets in straight sets in the Region Final at Sioux City East High School, 25-17, 25-23 and 25-16 

The first set saw the Raptors jump out to a 2-1 lead. However the lead would be short lived as the teams would be knotted up at 3-3 in short order. Boyden-Hull would then go on a strong 8-2 run to force Ridge View to use a timeout with the Comets up 11-5. The Raptors would get a side-out as well as back-to-back points to cut the lead to 11-7. Once again the Comets had the answer going on a quick 4-0 run to lead 15-7. The Raptors were able to make one more push in set one scoring three in a row to cut the lead to 15-10 but that is as close as they would get. Boyden-Hull closed out the first set and won 25-17. 

The second set again saw the Raptors jump out to an early lead, this time to the tune of 3-1. Once again, Boyden-Hull used a 5-0 run to capture the lead at 6-3. After Boyden-Hull stretched the lead to 8-5 the Raptors used a 4-0 run to get back on top 9-8. The teams would then trade points to a 12-12 tie before Boyden-Hull went on a 3-0 run to lead 15-12. The Comets would extend their lead to 19-15 before the Raptors went on a 7-1 run to lead 22-20. During that run Rowan Jensen had back-to-back service aces. However, after a Boyden-Hull timeout the Comets came back on a 5-1 run including back-to-back service aces of their own to win set #2 25-23. 

The Comets took control in set number three. Boyden-Hull for the first time jumped out to an early set lead at 2-1. The Raptors answered with a 5-1 run to hold what would be their biggest lead of the final set at 6-4. Boyden-Hull would open things up with an 8-2 run and would never look back as they went on to win set 3 25-16. 

With the win the #4 Boyden-Hull Comets improve to 28-5 and advance to the state torunament for the second straight season, for the #13 Ridge View Raptors they wrap up the season at 29-8 on the season 

The Raptors say goodbye to six seniors (Abby Wandrey, Morgan Todd, Emma Vohs, Katie Pickhinke, Sky Henkel, and Addison Schmidt)