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Volleyball - Sat, Sep. 9, 2017

September 8, 2017

MADISON, S.D. – Dakota State (S.D.) was held to .029 hitting percentage Friday evening in a 3-1 loss to Briar Cliff (Iowa) in the College of Saint Mary (Neb.)/Grace (Neb.) Volleyball Tournament at Jim Classen Gymnasium on the campus of Grace University.  The Chargers won by the scores of 25-18, 25-13, 25-27 and 25-19.  It was the second time in a span of two weeks that DSU and BCU met on a neutral court (BCU and DSU played in the Northwestern, Iowa tournament on Aug. 25 in Orange City).

The Trojans fell to 1-9 overall record.  BCU, a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference, remained undefeated with a 7-0 overall record, including a pair of victories against DSU.  Both teams will meet for the third time next Friday as part of the Morningside (Iowa) triangular.

Both teams were knotted at 14-14 in the opening set, but the Chargers used a late 11-4 spurt to win the first set by the score of 25-18.  BCU dominated the second set by outhitting DSU 16-4 for a 25-13 second set victory and a 2-0 match lead.

Briar Cliff accumulated 30 kills in the first two sets while Dakota State recorded 10 kills.

Trailing 23-21 in the third set, DSU rallied back by scoring three consecutive points to earn a 24-23 lead.  The Chargers saved a pair of set points by the Trojans (at 24-23 DSU and at 25-24).  DSU extended into the fourth set after a kill by Jazmayne Williams and Anna Schwint for a 27-25 set three victory.

With Dakota State leading 18-17 in the fourth set, Briar Cliff closed out the match by using an 8-1 outburst for a 25-19 victory.  Briar Cliff was held to .047 hitting percentage, while Dakota State hit minus .038 after recording 11 kills with 13 attack errors in 52 attempts.

Maddie Polzin led the Trojans with eight kills and hit .316 in the match.  Kaylee Spreier added six kills.  Carly Rozell and Williams each registered five kills.  Rachel Johnson contributed 14 set assists, while Kendra Steffen had 13 assists.  Both Johnson and Steffen each had two service aces.

Rozell collected 13 digs for DSU's defense.  She also had three service aces.  Bailee Steffensen had nine digs.  Spreier recorded eight block assists.  Paulina Zach had six block assists. 

Courtney Schafter smashed 18 kills for Briar Cliff.  Emily Sanburg added 10 kills.  Melissa Ditter had nine kills.  Delaney Meyer produced 28 assists.  Laura Barry recorded 16 assists.

Olivia Tomlin and Katie Berg each had three service aces for the Chargers.  Breanne Hankins led BCU's defense with 21 digs.  Brooklyn Tolliver had 11 digs.

Sanburg led the Chargers with six block assists.  Kiaya Alderson added five block assists, while Tomlin had four block assists.

Briar Cliff outhit Dakota State 51-33 in the match.  The Chargers were held to .167 hitting efficiency (27 errors in 144 attempts), while the Trojans committed 29 attack errors in 138 attempts.

BCU had 13.5 blocks compared to DSU 9.0 blocks.

Dakota State concludes the tournament Saturday with a pair of matches.  The Trojans face the host-team College of Saint Mary (Neb.) at 10 a.m. and William Penn (Iowa) at 2 p.m.  Both matches will be held at Lied Fitness Center on the campus of College of Saint Mary in Omaha.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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  • Sep. 9 - Volleyball vs William Penn University - W 26-24,25-20,25-10 - recap - stats
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