Bison Volleyball Beats Kansas City
Published: Monday, October 8, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 8, 2012 12:10
The NDSU Bison volleyball team beat the Kansas City in a total of four sets Saturday. Brynn Joki set the tone with 17 kills and the Bison made 13 1/2 blocks to bet their Summit League opponent. The Bison took the first two sets, 25-16, 25-20. UMKC came back with a 27-29 set win, but the Bison brought it all together in the fourth set to finish off the UMKC, with the score of 25-21.
The Bison improve to 7-11 overall and are .500 in the Summit League with a record of 4-4. Megan Lambertson had 12 kills for the Bison and the Bison move into a three-way tie for fourth place in the Summit League. Kansas City’s Emily Hagedorn had a .357 and added 14 kills. Teammate Skyler Muff had 13 kills and three blocks for Kansas City The Kangaroos dropped to 12-8 and are third in the Summit League with the record of 5-3.
NDSU had four blocks that came against UMKC’s outside hitter Emily Lucas, she just hit .059 with 14 kills but the two games before she had 64 kills and hit .361 against the opponents, South Dakota and South Dakota State.
NDSU was led by Carissa Whalen with six blocks and six kills. She finished with three blocks in the fourth set. Teammate Jenni Fassbender had a total of six kills and two solo blocks.
UMKC rallied from a 24-20 deficit in the third set. Skyler Muff got a kill and teammate Jessica Hendin had an ace to win the third set for Kansas City.
NDSU broke open a 17-17 game in the fourth and final set. The Bison had six blocks in the fourth and final set, which included a pair of late stuffs on Hendin to get to the match point.
The Bison will be back in action when they face UND at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. UND has a record of 8-10 overall and they are 4-4 in the Big Sky Conference.