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September 2, 2017

MITCHELL, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) smashed a season-high 54 kills Saturday afternoon, fueling to a 3-1 victory over in-state rival Mount Marty (S.D.) in the Corn Palace Classic.  After dropping the first set by the score of 25-23, the Trojans won the next three sets by the scores of 25-22, 25-16 and 25-21 for the first victory of the season.

DSU snapped their five-match losing streak and improved to 1-5 overall record.  MMC dropped to 2-2.  Both teams will face each other two more times this season with each team playing on its home court.

The opening set saw a see-saw battle between DSU and MMC with the lead no more than three points.  Tied at 22-22, the Lancers closed out with a 3-1 run to gain a 25-22 victory and a 1-0 match lead.

Trailing 20-15 in the second set, the Trojans stormed back with a 10-2 outburst for a 25-22 victory and knotted the match at 1-1.  Dakota State collected seven kills during the scoring run.

Mount Marty scored the first two points of the third set, but the Trojans answered back by scoring eight consecutive points for an 8-2 lead.  DSU never looked back as they hit .276 (12 kills with 4 errors in 29 attempts) in the set for a 25-16 victory and grabbed a 2-1 match lead.  The Lancers hit .000 (8 kills with 8 errors in 33 attempts) in the third set.

Tied 21-21 in the fourth set, DSU sealed the match by scoring the final four points to earn a 25-21 victory.  The Trojans hit .342 (16 kills with 3 errors in 38 attempts) while the Lancers hit .216 (14 kills with 6 errors in 37 attempts).

Carly Rozell led the Trojans' offense attack with a season-high 20 kills.  She hit .311 in the match.  Maddie Polzin smashed 11 kills and had a hitting efficiency of .320.  Samantha Zell added 10 kills and recorded a hitting percentage of .450.  Kaylee Spreier had seven kills.

Rachel Johnson contributed 27 assists for Dakota State.  Kendra Steffen added 13 assists. 

Mallory Testerman collected 15 digs for DSU.  Polzin and Johnson each added nine digs.  Rozell had two service aces, four solo blocks and three block assists.  Zell registered three solo blocks and four block assists. 

Rachel Reiff had 16 kills for Mount Marty.  Laura Cattle added 14 kills.  Elizabeth Watchorn had eight kills.  Lindsey Jaixen produced 41 assists.

Maura Lysne led the Lancers' defense with 20 digs.  Morgan Hay added 12 digs. 

Dakota State hit .259 in the match (54 kills with 18 errors in 139 attempts) compared to Mount Marty .146 hitting efficiency (50 kills and committed 29 errors in 144 attempts).

DSU had 13 blocks while MMC had 4 blocks. 

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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