Too many unforced errors cost the Sully Buttes Chargers an opportunity against Highmore Harrold, but in the end it was the Pirates experience and length that pushed them to a 25-16, 25-22 , 25-15 victory Tuesday night in Onida.
Net play by seniors Letha Jessen and Grace Knox, along with crisp passing and setting by fellow senior Courtney Moser made the difference for the 12-8 Pirates.
The 7-14 Chargers took some positive steps, but would follow it up with too many unforced errors and hits, and couldn’t sustain a rally to climb back into the contest. Sully Buttes had ten service errors, to Highmore Harrold’s seven.
Next up for Sully Buttes is a trip to Mellette for the Northwestern Tournament Saturday, while Highmore Harrold will host Wessington Springs Thursday night.