Bison volleyball loses 3rd straight game
Carissa Whalen named to all-tournament team
Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 15:08
The NDSU volleyball team has yet to find the win column. After losing their first two games of the season at the Northern Illinois Invitational, the Bison were swept by Wichita State to close out the tournament on Sunday.
The last time NDSU has started 0-3 was back in 2005.
Wichita State was constantly on the offensive, only trailing once after the opening point of the second set in their 25-18, 25-6, 25-23 win. NDSU could not find a way to fight back when they trailed.
“Right now, we’re looking to find out who our leaders are,” said head coach Kari Thompson of the struggles. “We’re going to need all three of our leaders, our seniors, to step up. That’s not saying they can’t physically have a bad match, they still have to lead when they’re not having a great match themselves.”
For the Bison, it was freshman outside hitter Jenni Fassbender who shined, hitting .429 with 11 kills. Catherine Yager had 22 assists and Andrea Henning made 15 digs for NDSU.
One bright spot for the Herd was sophomore middle hitter Carissa Whalen being named to the all-tournament team after hitting a team-best .388 with 11 blocks in the invitational.
NDSU has a week of practice before competing in the Hampton Inn and Suites Northern Colorado Classic. The Bison are set to play Air Force, Oklahoma and Northern Colorado next Friday and Saturday.
Quotes courtesy of GoBison.com