Valley Cityâ€™s 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-20) loss at Fargo North on Sept. 4 was tough.
Tuesdayâ€™s loss to Fargo South was tougher.
Bruin 6-foot junior right side/setter Emily Stroupâ€™s 25 kills, 13 assists, 12 digs and a block overwhelmed Hi-Liner rallies in the second and third sets to deny Valley City their first Eastern Dakota Conference win, 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 26-24).
South opened the first set, 6-0, and held up against Valley Cityâ€™s surge.
Valley City led 10-9 in the second, but South held an edge of 15-10, 24-21, 24-22 and 24-23.