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September 14, 2013

PERU, Neb. – Dakota State (S.D.) could not get back in the winning column Saturday as they dropped two volleyball matches in the Claws Out Challenge, hosted by Peru State (Neb.) at PSC Fieldhouse.  The Trojans were swept in three straight sets versus Friends (Kan.) and Mount Marty (S.D.).

Dakota State's currently overall record stands at 4-12.  The Trojans finished the tournament with a 1-3 record.

Friends (Kan.) 3, Dakota State (S.D.) 0

Friends defeated the Trojans in three straight sets by the scores of 25-20, 25-19 and 25-17.

The Falcons hit .299 in the match compared to the Trojans .097.  Friends outhit DSU 47-31.

Brittney Anderson led Dakota State's offense with nine kills.  Caitlin Pick added six kills.  Haley Hillestad had five kills.  Stacey Schuller recorded 13 assists.  Kaylee Vander Wal had 11 assists.

Katherine Gonzalez had a match-high 21 digs for the Trojans.  Allison Thielsen added 15 digs. 

Anderson recorded two service aces for DSU.  Hillestad had three block assists.

Ciara Lawson led Friends with 14 kills.  Nicole Lun added eight kills and produced 19 assists.  Crystal Taporco had nine kills.  Haley Young had 11 assists.

Bailey Burnett had 11 digs for the Falcons.

The Trojans had four service aces compared to Friend one service ace.  The Falcons had six blocks in the match (12 block assists) while DSU had three blocks (6 block assists).

Mount Marty (S.D.) 3, Dakota State (S.D.) 0

The Lancers won the second meeting with the Trojans this season with a 3-0 sweep (25-16, 25-21 and 25-14).

Anderson, Pick and Kelci Viesselman each had six kills for DSU.  Schuller had 12 assists.

Chelsey Davis led the Trojans' defense with 14 digs. 

DSU had 31 kills in the match and a hitting percentage of .190.  The Trojans had five blocks (four solo blocks and two block assists).

No statistics were reported for Mount Marty.

Dakota State heads to Valley City, N.D. on Wednesday night for a North Star Athletic Association conference match at Valley City State (N.D.).  First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Graichen Gym.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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