NDSU Falls to IPFW
Published: Monday, October 29, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012 13:10
The NDSU volleyball team dropped another game leading up to the Summit League tournament Friday night against the first-place Fort Wayne 3-2.
NDSU was in a three-way tie for fourth place with Oakland and South Dakota State, only a half match behind third-place Kansas City. This loss puts them tied for fifth place in the Summit.
Sophomore Emily Spencer had 20 kills and Senior Tessa McGill made 39 digs to lead Fort Wayne to a 25-19, 25-21, 22-25, 15-12 win over the Bison.
NDSU freshman setter Emily Riese came off the bench to make a career high 34 assists and 16 digs.
Brynn Joki had 15 kills and 15 digs, Jenni Fassbender belted 14 kills and Megan Lambertson had 13 kills and 10 blocks for NDSU, which fell to 10-14 overall.
After trailing two sets to one, the Bison clinched the fourth set on 7 kills by Joki. NSDU went up 8-7 and never looked back, producing their largest lead of the night at 20-13.
NDSU came back from being down 3-1 in the fifth set to tie it 8-8, but a serving error by the Bison and a block from IPFW’s Jessie Manwaring ended the contest.
The Bison look to lock in a tournament spot with only four matches left on the season.