Bison Volleyball Win, Still Eliminated from Conference Tournament
Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 15:11
The Bison Volleyball team went into their game Friday against South Dakota State needing a win and some help from other teams to get into The Summit League Tournament. NDSU got their win but the victory was bittersweet after hearing Kansas City also won, eliminating the Bison from the four-team tournament.
The Bison lost the first set 24-26 and then rolled over the Jackrabbits in the next three sets 25-22, 27-25 and 25-21 before 1,059 fans at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse.
Andrea Henning led the way for the Bison with a school record 39 digs. Henning broke her own four-set record of 36 digs, which she had in September, and also passed Janet Cobbs for fourth in career digs at NDSU with 1,508.
Jenni Fassbender had a big night as well with a career-high 18 kills. Teammate Megan Lambertson added 18 kills and six blocks Senior Brynn Joki had 22 digs and six blocks.
The Bison improve to a 12-16 overall record and an 8-8 record in the Summit League. NDSU will miss their first Summit League Tournament since 2007. The tournament is set to take place this weekend at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse here on campus.
For the Jackrabbits, Kelli Fiegen had 16 kills and teammate Shay Birath had 29 digs. The Jacks drop to an overall record of 16-13 and an 8-8 record in The Summit League.
Despite being eliminated from the tournament, the Bison will still compete Tuesday against Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif.