Bison volleyball goes 2-1 over the weekend
Published: Monday, September 10, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012 13:09
The NDSU volleyball team competed well against talented opponents at the Wisconsin InnTower Invitational. The Bison went 2-1 over the weekend, beating Milwaukee 3-2, Drake 3-1, and losing to Wisconsin 0-3.
In their opening match on Friday against Milwaukee, the Bison were led by Brynn Joki and Jenni Fassbender who combined for eight kills in the fifth and final set.
NDSU was on pace to win in four set, but the Bison blew a pair of six-point leads. Milwaukee went on a run of 10 straight points to take a 22-18 lead in the fourth and closed it out on a NDSU error.
The fifth set saw six ties. Fassbender eventually broke a 14-14 tie with a kill and the Bison took over the game from there, winning the match.
NDSU outhit Milwaukee .263 to .223.
The first match of the day on Saturday saw the Bison take on Wisconsin. NDSU had a 16-6 lead against in the first set, but the Badgers scored six straight in a 13-3 run before going on to win. Joki led let the Bison with 15 kills and 19 digs in the match. Megan Lambertson and Fassbender each contributed six kills.
NDSU battled back later in the day by beating Drake. The Herd outhit Drake .262 to .110.
Andrea Henning shined for the Bison with a four-set match school record with 36 digs. The record was held since 2007. NDSU as a team shined on defense. Carissa Whalen was in on seven blocks and Joki and Lambertson had five each.
NDSU (3-6) is scheduled to play at Minnesota on Monday at 7 p.m.