September 7, 2013
MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) could not come home with a victory in the Hastings (Neb.) Volleyball Classic at the Lynn Farrell Arena Friday and Saturday. The Trojans dropped in three straight sets against host-team Hastings, Concordia (Neb.), Doane (Neb.) and No. 12 Bellevue (Neb.).
Dakota State lost their sixth straight match and dropped their overall record to 2-10.
Hastings (Neb.) 3, Dakota State (S.D.) 0
In DSU's first match in the classic, the Broncos outhit the Trojans 51-22 in the match to earn 25-10, 25-17 and 25-13 victory.
Tessa Weeldreyer recorded two service aces for DSU. Katherine Gonzalez led Trojans' defense with 11 digs.
Jessica Osterhaus had 14 kills for Hastings. Chelsey Commins added eight kills. Chandelle Davidson produced 34 assists and recorded four service aces. Taylor Jordan had 11 digs.
The Broncos committed just five attack errors in the match for a hitting percentage of .484 (51 kills with 5 attack errors in 95 attempts. The Trojans were held to .127 hitting efficiency (22 kills with 12 attack errors in 79 attempts).
Hastings had 10 service aces compared to DSU 3 service aces.
Concordia (Neb.) 3, Dakota State (S.D.) 0
Concordia hit .511 in the match to earn a 3-0 (25-12, 25-21 and 25-11) victory over the Trojans in Friday's night cap. The Trojans hit .163.
Pick led the Trojans' offense with nine kills. Viesselman added five kills. Schueller recorded 21 assists.
Gonzalez had 11 digs for Dakota State.
Taylor Workman recorded a hitting percentage of .833 with 11 kills in 12 attempts and committed one attack error for the Bulldogs. Paige Getz added 10 kills. Mariah Schamp and Claire White each had nine kills. Alayna Kavanaugh recorded 42 assists.
Carli Smith had 12 digs for Concordia.
CUNE outhit DSU 52-29 in the match.
Doane (Neb.) 3, Dakota State (S.D.) 0
Doane, receiving votes in the NAIA Volleyball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 national poll, swept the Trojans in three straight sets by the scores of 25-16, 25-18 and 25-17 Saturday.
Weeldreyer led the Trojans with six kills. Pick added five kills. Schuller and Vander Wal each had five set assists.
Gonzalez recorded six digs for DSU. Schuller and Kylie Martin each had five digs.
Ashley Axmann had 12 kills for the Tigers. Megan Fletcher added 10 kills. Rachel Wieser and Alex Winters each had 14 assists. Julie Els had three service aces.
Wieser and Karissa Blank each recorded seven digs for Doane.
DC outhit DSU 46-22 in the match. The tigers had a hitting percentage of .320 compared to the Trojans' .120.
No. 12 Bellevue (Neb.) 3, Dakota State (S.D.) 0
Dakota State stayed close with the nationally-ranked No. 12 Bellevue (Neb.) in the first two sets, but fell short by the scores of 28-26, 25-20 and 25-12.
Pick smashed eight kills for the Trojans. Viesselman added six kills. Schuller produced 13 assists.
Gonzalez led DSU's defense with 13 digs. Viesselman added nine digs and recorded three service aces. Taylor Stratton had 1.5 blocks (a solo block and a block assist).
Sunday Bell and Bridgette Baden each led the Bruins' offense with nine kills. Symone Faulknmer and Sydney Deboer each added eight kills. Beth Walker had 38 assists.
Baden had 14 digs and three service aces for Bellevue. Meghan Evans had 13 digs. Walker and Bell each had 10 digs.
The Bruins had 48 kills in the match compared to the Trojans' 26 kills. Bellevue hit .327, while DSU recorded .152 hitting percentage.
Dakota State looks to end their losing skid on Tuesday night. The Trojans kick off the North Star Athletic Association conference schedule on the road in Aberdeen, S.D. DSU visits Presentation (S.D.) in both teams' first-ever NSAA conference match. First serve from the Strode Center is set for 7 p.m.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director