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Volleyball - Wed, Sep. 2, 2015

September 2, 2015

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Dakota State (S.D.) faced a nationally-ranked team from Northwestern (Iowa) Wednesday evening at the Bultman Center.  After a pair of close contests in the first two sets resulting a 1-1 tie, the Red Raiders cruised to a four-set victory over the Trojans by the scores of 25-23, 23-25, 25-16 and 25-11.

Dakota State dropped to 2-4 overall record.  Northwestern, ranked No. 12 in the NAIA Volleyball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 national poll, improved to 4-1.

NWIA opened up the first set with a 13-6 lead.  Trailing 24-18, the Trojans mounted a comeback by scoring five straight points to trim Red Raiders' lead to 24-23.  DSU fell short as Northwestern Karlie Schut recorded a kill to secure a 25-23 first-set victory.

The Trojans hit better in the opening set, hitting .191 while NWIA was held to .143 hitting percentage.  Northwestern outhit DSU 21-15 in the first set.  The Red Raiders committed 13 attack errors in 56 attempts while the Trojans had 6 attack errors in 47 attempts.

DSU raced to an 8-3 lead in the second set, forcing the Red Raiders to call their first timeout.  With DSU leading 12-6, NWIA rallied back by scoring five straight points to trim Trojans' lead to 12-11.  The Trojans were able to close the second set by a service error committed by Northwestern, earning a 25-23 victory to tie the match at 1-1.

Northwestern smashed 13 kills and recorded a hitting efficiency of .345 and held the Trojans to .000 hitting percentage to gain a 25-16 victory in the third set.  NWIA leads the match at 2-1.

At 7-7 in the fourth set, the Red Raiders closed the match with an 18-4 scoring run for a 25-11 win.  NWIA hit .484 (17 kills with 2 errors in 31 attempts) while DSU was .238 hitting percentage (8 kills with 3 errors in 21 attempts).

Carly Rozell led the Trojans with 14 attacks and a hitting percentage of .464 in the match.  McKenzie Werner added six kills.  Alicia Karst and Tessa Weeldreyer each had five kills. 

Rachel Johnson had a double-double of 17 set assists and 10 digs for Dakota State.  Kaylee Vander Wal added 10 assists.

Chelsey Davis collected 17 digs for DSU.  Karst and Weeldreyer each had four block assists.  Kiristin Johnson had three block assists and a solo block.  Kylie Martin recorded two service aces.

Schut had a match-high 19 kills for the Red Raiders.  She hit .417 in the match.  Lauryn Hilger added 15 kills and tallied five service aces.

Jessa Doom produced a double-double of 47 assists and 14 digs for NWIA. 

Jillian Estes recorded 11 digs and two service aces for Northwestern.  Higler had a solo block and three block assists.  Doom had three block assists.

NWIA outhit DSU 60-37 in the match.  The Red Raiders hit .285 (21 errors in 137 attempts with 60 kills), while the Trojans hit .147 (20 errors in 116 attempts with 37 kills).

DSU had nine team blocks compared to Northwestern six blocks.

The Red Raiders swept the Trojans 2-0 in the junior varsity match.

Dakota State heads to Mitchell, S.D. to compete in the two-day classic – the Corn Palace Classic hosted by Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.).  The Trojans face Grace (Neb.) at 3:30 p.m. and Johnson & Wales (Colo.) at 5:30 p.m.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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