The Raiders come back and now have an opportunity to win Region 4.

For a while, it looked pretty bleak for Lakota-Edmore Volleyball.

Down two sets to none, the Raiders knew that one more set loss would mean the end of what has been a spectacular season for them so far.

Fortunately for them, they’ve lived to fight another day, coming back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 and book their place in the Region IV Volleyball Tournament final.

The Raiders won the match in dramatic fashion 17-25, 17-25, 25-23, 25-22, 15-12.

The comeback win required a gutsy defensive performance from the Raiders, which they provided for the home fans. Four players on the team finished with over 20 digs: Mary Haman (23), Shaye Ronningen (25), Fallyn Freije (25) and Taylor Anderson, who led her team with 30.

Offensively, Ronnigen also shined for Lakota-Edmore, registering a team-high 20 kills. Teammates Haman and Freije also chipped in with 11 kills each.

Haman and Freije also recorded three blocks a piece while Haman also provided two service aces and one assist for the Raiders.

For assists, Andi Zinke and Anderson provided a bulk of the work for Lakota-Edmore, finishing the match with 21 and 15 set assists, respectively.

North Star didn’t do down without a fight. Sarah Hagler, who was easily the most dominant player on the court for either team finished with match-high totals in both kills (43) and digs (33). She also provided two service aces and one block for the Bearcats, but it proved to be too little in the end.

Lakota-Edmore will now face-off against Carrington on Thursday, who defeated Harvey-Wells County 3-1 on Tuesday night, for a chance to compete in the state tournament.