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Volleyball - Mon, Sep. 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

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THIS WEEK

· Dakota State (S.D.) (2-13 overall record, 0-1 North Star record) returns back to NSAA conference action with three matches this week.

· The Trojans play at Presentation (S.D.) (12-3, 3-0 NSAA) Tuesday evening.  There will be a junior varsity match at 5 p.m., followed by a varsity match at 7 p.m.  The matches will be held at Strode Center (1500 N Main Street) in Aberdeen, S.D.  

· DSU returns home this weekend with a pair of North Star conference matches at DSU Fieldhouse.

· The Trojans host Mayville State (N.D.) (2-14, 0-1 NSAA) Friday evening with a junior varsity action at 5 p.m., followed by a varsity action at 7 p.m.

· On Saturday's homecoming day, Dakota State welcomes Valley City State (N.D.) (5-6, 0-1 NSAA) with a first serve slated for 1:30 p.m.

· Please note for the junior varsity matches on Tuesday and Friday evenings, both teams will be playing a total of three sets up to 25 points, or win by two points.

LIVE COVERAGE

· Presentation (S.D.) will provide the live video webcast of both junior varsity and varsity match on Tuesday evening.  Go to https://thecube.com/event/748327 to watch the junior varsity match.  To watch the varsity match, go to http://www.hubcityradio.com/saintsathletics/

· Dakota State (S.D.) will provide the live video webcast of the matches on Friday and Saturday on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPNI9FQCA6RyI16r4Le8lAQ/live.  There will be also a live stats/play-by-play. 

· Check the Dakota State University's Athletics Twitter—http://www.twitter.com/GoDaSUAthletics to for updates on the scores and recaps when available.  Make sure to check the DSU Athletics home page (www.dsuathletics.com) for live coverage links. 

TROJANS FALL IN HOME OPENER

· Dakota State (S.D.) could not take advantage of their fast start as they fell to rival Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) in four sets on Sept. 12 at DSU Fieldhouse.

· The Tigers held the Trojans to .073 hitting percentage in the match.  DWU won by the scores of 25-19, 23-25, 25-13 and 25-21.

· Carly Rozell posted a double-double—her second double-double against DWU this season—for the Trojans.  She smashed 12 kills and collected 10 digs.  Kaylee Spreier added 9 kills.  Maddie Polzin had 7 kills.

· Kendra Steffen produced 29 assists for DSU.  Rachel Johnson recorded 11 assists.  Alwaise Villa and Jazmayne Williams each contributed 13 digs for Trojans' defense.

· Samantha Zell had a match-high seven assists for the Trojans.  Polzin had three block assists.  Steffen and Rozell each recorded two service aces.

DSU LOSES A PAIR TO NAIA'S TOP 25 TEAMS

· Dakota State (S.D.) faced a pair of NAIA's Top 25 nationally-ranked teams on back-to-back nights.

· The Trojans opened up their North Star conference opener with a 3-1 loss at No. 21 Bellevue (Neb.) on Sept. 14.  The Bruins won by the scores of 25-15, 16-25, 25-21 and 25-16. 

· Samantha Zell had six kills and four block assists for the Trojans.  Kaylee Spreier, Gabby Herlyn and Maddie Polzin each had five kills.

· Jazmayne Williams led the Trojans with 13 digs.  Rachel Johnson had 13 assists, while Kendra Steffen had 10 assists.

· DSU traveled to No. 24-ranked Morningside (Iowa) on Sept. 15 in Sioux City.  The Mustangs defeated the Trojans in four sets (25-14, 25-22, 17-25 and 25-12).

· Carly Rozell led the Trojans' offense attack with 10 kills.  Williams added eight kills.  Both hit .292 in the match.

· Steffen produced 18 assists for DSU.  Johnson had 14 assists.

POLZIN NAMED TO CSM/GRACE VOLLEYBALL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

· The College of Saint Mary (Neb.)/Grace (Neb.) announced its Volleyball All-Tournament earlier last week.

· Dakota State's (S.D.) Maddie Polzin was listed on the 12-member all-tournament team.

· Polzin, 5-foot-10 outside hitter, averaged 2.2 kills per set and hit .268 in the tournament (13 sets and 4 matches) for the Trojans.  She smashed a total of 29 kills in the tournament.

· She also had two service aces, two block assists and ten digs in the tournament for Dakota State.

TROJANS LEAD NORTH STAR IN BLOCKS

· Dakota State (S.D.) currently leads the North Star in the blocks categories during conference matches. 

· The Trojans lead the North Star with 2.5 blocks per set, all against No. 21-ranked Bellevue (Neb.).

· DSU's Kaylee Spreier ties with Emma Meyers of Bellevue (Neb.) with 1.5 blocks per set for best blocks average in the North Star conference matches.

· According to the DakStats-NAIA statistical website as of Monday, the Trojans rank 42nd in the nation in total blocks.  DSU had recorded a total of 105 blocks through 15 matches (54 sets played).

· Dakota State averages 1.9 blocks per set overall, which is 50th best average in blocks per set in the NAIA.

TEAM LEADERS

· Kills (Kills Per Set):  Carly Rozell—138 kills (2.6 kills per set)

· Assists (Assists Per Set):  Rachel Johnson—228 assists (4.2 assists per set)

· Service Aces (Service Aces Per Set):  Carly Rozell—21 service aces (0.4 aces per set) 

· Digs (Digs Per Set):  Mallory Testerman—141 digs (2.8 digs per set)

· Blocks/Blocks Per Set:  Kaylee Spreier—46 blocks (0.9 blocks per set)

· Receptions:  Carly Rozell—212 receptions

ROZELL HIT DOUBLE-DIGITS KILLS

· Carly Rozell hit double-digit kills eight times of the 15 matches this season for Dakota State (S.D.).  She hit a season-high 20 kills in 3-1 victory over Mount Marty (S.D.) on Sept. 2 in Mitchell, S.D.

· Rozell currently accumulated a total of 1,244 career kills during her career at DSU.  She is currently third all-time in career kills in the Trojan Volleyball record book.

· Rozell leads the Trojans' offense attack with 136 kills this season.  She averages 2.6 kills per set. 

FOLLOW THE TROJANS

· Twitter:  @GoDaSUAthletics

· Facebook:  DSUTrojanAthletics

· Instagram:  dsu_athletics

· DSU Volleyball on Facebook: Dakota-State-University-Volleyball

· DSU Volleyball on Twitter:  @volleyball_dsu

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
  • Oct. 14 - Volleyball vs 19Bellevue University - L 25-27,22-25,25-9,25-16,15-11 - recap - stats
  • Oct. 13 - Volleyball vs Grace University - W 25-20,25-13,28-26 - recap - stats
  • Oct. 11 - Volleyball vs Valley City State University - L 26-24,16-25,25-15,25-27,15-11 - recap - stats
  • Oct. 7 - Volleyball vs Waldorf University - W 25-16,25-12,25-17 - recap - stats
  • Oct. 6 - Volleyball vs 1Viterbo University - L 26-24,25-12,25-21 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 30 - Volleyball vs 23University of Jamestown - L 20-25,25-23,25-12,25-19 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 29 - Volleyball vs Dickinson State University - L 25-22,25-19,25-12 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 26 - Volleyball vs Mount Marty College - L 27-25,25-19,22-25,25-16 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 23 - Volleyball vs Valley City State University - L 22-25,25-23,25-14,25-22 - recap - stats
  • Sep. 22 - Volleyball vs Mayville State University - W 26-24,20-25,26-24,16-25,15-5 - recap - stats
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