Bison Volleyball Suffers Loss to Jayhawks
Published: Monday, September 23, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013 13:09
The NDSU volleyball team suffered a loss at the hands of the Kansas Jayhawks on Friday. The Bison traveled to Lawrence, Kan. for the Kansas Volleyball Invitational that took place over the weekend. For the first game, the Bison were matched up with the home Jayhawks. The Jayhawks defended their turf by beating the Bison in straight sets. The scores of those sets were 25-18, 25-14, and 25-18. Sophomore Jenni Fassbender and freshman Monica Claxton were standouts. Fassbender hit .308 and notched six of her season high 14 kills in the first set while Claxton had 31 assists to go along with five digs.
Kansas was in control for the majority of all three sets. The Bison grabbed the opening point due to a service error but they never led after that point in the first set. Kansas took the second set by using a 16-6 run to open the floodgates and take the lead to 20-11 after being tied at five. The third and clinching set’s first seven points were all scored by the Jayhawks, and they led wire to wire.
NDSU moved to 0-10 on the year, while Kansas moves to 8-3 on the year. The Bison still have 15 games left to right the ship and improve on their year.