Washington outlasts O’Gorman in battle of top AA volleyball teams


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — It was Number 1 Washington taking on Number 2 O’Gorman in Class AA Volleyball Friday night and the match lived up the hype, as the Warriors took down the Knights in a thrilling five-set match.

Washington grabbed the early lead in the match, winning the first set 25-21.

The second set featured an early run by O’Gorman, but the Warriors would rally back to tie the set multiple times. It was a back-and-forth battle down the stretch, but eventually the Knights would even the match at 1 after taking set two, 25-23.

The Warriors would win set 3 only to see the Knights answer with a victory in the fourth to force a decisive 5th set.

And like the entire match, the fifth was an entertaining set, but the Warriors would outlast the Knights 15-12 to win the match 3-2.

Washington senior Ellie Walker paced the Warriors with 13 kills. Joslyn Richardson added 12.

Brogan Beck led O’Gorman with 13 kills while Macey Matheson added 11.

Washington improves to 24-1 overall while O’Gorman falls to 16-4.

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