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Volleyball - Sat, Oct. 29, 2016

October 29, 2016

MADISON, S.D. – Tied at 10-10 in the decisive fifth-set Saturday evening at DSU Fieldhouse, Dakota State's (S.D.) upset bid over No. 20 Jamestown (N.D.) fell short as the Jimmies scored five straight points to claim a thrilling 3-2 North Star Athletic Association volleyball victory.  It was the final home regular-season match for the Trojans, where they honored their eight seniors prior to the match.

Dakota State's four-match winning streak came to an end, falling to 11-18 overall record and 5-8 record in North Star conference play.  Jamestown improved to 20-11 overall record and 10-3 record in NSAA.  The Trojans are currently in a two-way tie for fifth-place with Valley City State (N.D.) in the conference standings, while the Jimmies are third.

The opening set saw two different tales between the Jimmies and the Trojans.  UJ opened up with a 17-7 lead before DSU roared back to win the first set.  Tied at 23-23, Dakota State completed the comeback with a kill by Clarissa Blick and an attack error by UJ's Kaitlin Anderson for a 25-23 victory, capping a DSU's 18-6 outburst run.

Dakota State hit .294 in the opening set (13 kills with 3 errors in 34 attempts) compared to Jamestown .194 hitting efficiency (12 kills with 5 errors in 36 attempts).

Jamestown cruised to a 25-14 set two victory to even the match at 1-1.  The Jimmies hit .348 with no attack errors (8 kills in 23 attempts) while the Trojans were held to .083 hitting percentage (13 kills with 10 errors in 36 attempts).

DSU opened up the third set with a 100 percent hitting by smashing 6-for-6 to open up a 9-3 lead, forcing the Jimmies to call the first timeout of the set.  The Trojans never look back as they regained a 2-1 match lead after winning 25-17.  Dakota State registered .324 hitting efficiency (14 kills with 3 errors in 34 attempts) while Jamestown hit .162 (13 kills with 7 errors in 37 attempts).

UJ and DSU went through a see-saw battle in the fourth set with 10 ties being recorded.  At 20-20, the Jimmies closed out the fourth set with a 5-1 run for a 25-21 and extended the match into the decisive fifth set.  Jamestown outhit Dakota State 16-11 in the fourth set.

Dakota State and Jamestown again went through a see-saw battle in the fifth set, with the lead no more than two points by the Trojans.  Both teams went through five ties.  At 10-10, the Jimmies used a 5-0 closing run to secure the match at 15-10.

UJ hit .400 in the final set with 9 kills, committing just one attack error in 20 attempts.  DSU was .222 hitting percentage with 6 kills and 2 errors in 18 attempts.

Carly Rozell led the Trojans' offense attack with 17 kills and hit .341 in the match.  Blick posted a double-double of 11 kills and 10 digs.  Tessa Weeldreyer added nine kills and three service aces.  Kirstin Johnson had seven kills.  Taylor Stratton and Kylie Martin each had six kills. 

McKenna DeMoe produced a double-double of 25 set assists and 10 digs for Dakota State.  Kaylee Vander Wal added 18 assists and 9 digs. 

Chelsey Davis led the Trojans' defense with 24 digs.  Rozell had two block assists.  Johnson had two blocks (1 solo). 

Morgan Hensch recorded 17 kills for the Jimmies.  Madison Wendel added 10 kills and hit .400 in the match.  Anderson and Haley Glasoe each had nine kills. 

Aubrey Beaumont had a double-double of 28 assists and 10 digs.  Nicole Warren had a match-high 25 digs and three service aces.  Whitney King also had three aces.

Anderson and Glasoe each had three block assists for UJ.

Jamestown had a slight advantage in kills, outhitting Dakota State 58-57.  The Jimmies hit .228 (21 errors in 162 attempts) while the Trojans hit .208 (21 errors in 173 attempts). 

UJ was .923 from the serving line with 9 service aces and 8 errors in 104 serves.  DSU was .906 with 3 aces and 9 errors in 96 attempts.  The Jimmies had five team blocks while the Trojans had three team blocks.

It was the final career collegiate home regular-season match for eight Trojan seniors at DSU Fieldhouse – Davis, Johnson, Martin, Mackenzie Schultz, Annika Stephens, Stratton, Vander Wal and Weeldreyer.

Dakota State heads into the final week of regular-season play with three NSAA road matches.  The Trojans play a weeknight match at No. 21-ranked Bellevue (Neb.) Tuesday night.  First serve is set for 7 p.m. at Gordon Lozier Fitness Center in Bellevue, Neb.

Jamestown returns home to kick off their three-match home stand, starting with Presentation (S.D.) on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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  • Sep. 15 - Volleyball vs 24Morningside College - L 25-14,25-22,17-25,25-12 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 14 - Volleyball vs 21Bellevue University - L 25-15,16-25,25-21,25-16 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 12 - Volleyball vs Dakota Wesleyan University - L 25-19,23-25,25-13,25-21 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 9 - Volleyball vs William Penn University - W 26-24,25-20,25-10 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 9 - Volleyball vs College of Saint Mary - L 25-19,25-18,25-21 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 8 - Volleyball vs Briar Cliff University - L 25-18,25-13,25-27,25-19 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 8 - Volleyball vs McPherson College - L 25-22,25-21,25-21 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 2 - Volleyball vs Dakota Wesleyan University - L 25-18,21-25,25-16,25-16 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 2 - Volleyball vs College of Saint Mary - L 22-25,25-18,25-23,16-25,18-16 - recap - stats