The Pierre T.F. Riggs Governors took on the Yankton Gazelles in a Class AA SoDak16 match at Riggs Gymnasium in Pierre on Thursday night. The Govs defeated the Gazelles 3-0. Set scores were 25-14, 25-16 and 25-15.

The Govs were led by junior Ayvrie Kaiser, who had eight kills and two aces. Sophomore Reese Terwilliger had eight kills, while junior Remington Price had seven kills and three aces. Junior Lily Sanchez had one ace block and 17 assists. The Govs committed just eight errors.

Senior Chloe McDermott led the Gazelles with 11 kills and five aces. The Gazelles had 28 errors. The Gazelles end their season with a 14-14 record.

The Govs (16-5, no. 5 in Class AA) will next see action against the Brandon Valley Lynx (22-9, no. 4 in Class AA) in the Class AA State Volleyball Tournament at Summit Arena in the Monument in Rapid City next Thursday. That match is scheduled to start at 1:45 p.m. MT. The Lynx clinched their spot by defeating the no. 13 seed Rapid City Stevens, 3-0. Set scores were 25-11, 25-20 and 27-25. The Lynx defeated the Govs 3-1 in Pierre on Oct. 2. Set scores were 19-25, 25-17, 25-15 and 25-22. Next Thursday’s match will be the first time the Govs will play on the Class AA State Volleyball stage since 2016.

Scott Millard | 605-295-8429

Scott Millard has been the sports reporter for the Capital Journal since 2017. He was previously an intern with the Capital Journal during the summer of 2016.

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