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Volleyball - Tue, Sep. 26, 2017

September 26, 2017



· Dakota State (S.D.) (4-14 overall record, 2-1 North Star record) kicks off their six-match volleyball road trip with three matches scheduled for this week.

· The Trojans head to Cimpl Arena (1105 W 8th Street)) in Yankton, S.D. Tuesday evening as they take on in-state rival Mount Marty (S.D.) (7-7 overall record) in a non-conference action.  The junior varsity match will play the best-of-3 sets starting at 6 p.m., followed by a varsity match at 7:30 p.m.

· Dakota State returns back to North Star Athletic Association conference action this weekend with a pair of matches in North Dakota.

· DSU plays Dickinson State (N.D.) (3-9 overall record, 1-3 NSAA record) on Friday evening.  First serve is set for 7 p.m. (Central Time)/6 p.m. (Mountain Time) at Scott Gymnasium (291 Campus Drive) in Dickinson, N.D.

· The Trojans continue their road trip Saturday in Jamestown, N.D.  Dakota State visits No. 23-ranked Jamestown (N.D.) (9-6, 2-1 NSAA).  The match will be played at the Hansen Center (6000 College Lane).  First serve is slated to start at 4 p.m.


· Mount Marty (S.D.) will provide the live video webcast of both junior varsity and varsity match on Tuesday evening.  Go to to watch the junior varsity and varsity matches.

· Dickinson State (N.D.) will provide the live video webcast on Friday.  Go to to view the webcast.  On Saturday, Jamestown (N.D.) will have their live video webcast on

· Check the Dakota State University's Athletics Twitter— to for updates on the scores and recaps when available. 


· Dakota State (S.D.) jumped to a 2-0 match lead over Presentation (S.D.) on Sept. 19 at Strode Center in Aberdeen, S.D.  The Saints answered back by winning the third and fourth sets to force the fifth and deciding set.

· The Trojans closed the match with an 8-2 scoring outburst for a 3-2 thriller on the road.  DSU won by the scores of 25-20, 25-19, 24-126, 17-25 and 15-11.

· DSU earned their first North Star conference victory of the season and halted their four-match losing streak.  PC, which opened their North Star conference schedule with three straight victories, suffered its first conference defeat of the season.

· Trailing 9-7 in the fifth and deciding set, the Trojans mounted a furious comeback with an 8-2 scoring outburst for the a 15-11 victory.  Carly Rozell ended the match with a service ace to secure the victory for the Trojans.

· Three DSU players posted double-double in the match, as well as three Trojans recorded double-digit kills.

· Jazmayne Williams led the Trojans with 14 kills and collected 22 digs.  Rachel Johnson produced 25 set assists and 11 digs.  Kendra Steffen had 15 assists and 11 digs.  Carly Rozell smashed 16 kills, while Kaylee Spreier added 10 kills.

· Samantha Zell led Dakota State with five block assists.  Rozell added four block assists and four service aces.  Gabby Herlyn registered two solo blocks and two block assists.

· The Trojans had a season-high 10 service aces in the match compared to Presentation 4 service aces.

· DSU had 57 kills in the match and hit .196.  PC recorded 60 kills and registered .153 hitting efficiency.

· Presentation had 13 team blocks while Dakota State had 12 blocks.


· Dakota State (S.D.) smashed a season-high 70 kills in 3-2 North Star thriller over Mayville State (N.D.) on Sept. 22 at DSU Fieldhouse.  DSU won by the scores of 26-24, 20-25, 26-24, 16-25 and 15-5.

· The Trojans also collected a season-high 100 digs in the victory, led by Jazmayne Williams with 24 digs and Mallory Testerman with 23 digs.

· Three DSU players recorded double-digit kills, led by Samantha Zell and Carly Rozell each with 16 kills.  Kaylee Spreier added 15 kills.

· Rachel Johnson posted a double-double of 26 kills and 15 digs for the Trojans.  Kendra Steffen contributed a match-high 30 assists.

· Dakota State cruised to a fifth-set victory after hitting an impressive .429 hitting percentage, outhitting the Comets 12-2.


· Dakota State (S.D.) earned a 1-0 match lead over Valley City State (N.D.) during Trojan Days' homecoming match on Sept. 23.

· VCSU hit at least .235 or better to win the next three sets for a 3-1 victory over DSU (22-25, 25-23, 25-14 and 25-22).

· Samantha Zell led the Trojans' offense attack with 11 kills.  She registered a hitting percentage of .429 in the match.  Maddie Polzin added nine kills.  Carly Rozell had eight kills.

· VCSU outhit DSU 54-39 in the match.  The Vikings had 10 service aces compared to the Trojans 2 service aces.


· Kills (Kills Per Set):  Carly Rozell—178 kills (2.6 kills per set)

· Assists (Assists Per Set):  Rachel Johnson—296 assists (4.4 assists per set)

· Service Aces (Service Aces Per Set):  Carly Rozell—26 service aces (0.4 aces per set) 

· Digs (Digs Per Set):  Mallory Testerman—176 digs (2.7 digs per set)

· Blocks/Blocks Per Set:  Kaylee Spreier—62 blocks (0.9 blocks per set)

· Receptions:  Carly Rozell—245 receptions


· According to the DakStats-NAIA statistical website as of Tuesday, Dakota State (S.D.) ranks 27th in the nation in total blocks with 134 blocks.

· The Trojans are also 50th in the nation in blocks per game.  DSU averages 2.0 blocks per set.

· Kaylee Spreier registers a total of 62 blocks this season for Dakota State.  She is 35th in the NAIA in most blocks.

· Carly Rozell ranks 48th in the nation in total service aces with 26.  She averages 0.4 aces per set.


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Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

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