BOX ELDER, S.D. -

The Douglas Volleyball Team opened the season on a strong note Thursday night as it defeated St. Thomas More 3-0. The match was the season opener for both Black Hills Conference Teams.

The Patriots jumped out to the early lead and never looked back as they won the opening set 25-21. Douglas took the second set 25-23 and clinched the match by a 25-22 score in set three.

Douglas returns to the court next Thursday September 4th when it hosts Sturgis. The Cavaliers play at Belle Fourche next Tuesday.

Tennis scores from Thursday:

STM 9, Spearfish 9

STM 8, Brandon Valley 1