Volleyball Drawn Against Oakland and IPFW
Published: Monday, October 1, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 1, 2012 16:10
NDSU vs. Oakland
Last Friday, the Bison snapped a three-game losing streak against Oakland with a 25-20, 25-19, 21-25, and 25-18 win at the Athletics Center O’rena. This marks a win in Summit League play for NDSU volleyball, and Oakland drops to 9-7 overall and 2-3 in the Summit League.
Megan Lambertson hit .519 for NDSU with 16 kills, Brynn Joki came away with 18 kills, and Carissa Whalen finished at .474 accompanied by 10 kills.
Outhitting Oakland .229 to .179, the Bison finished with five players in double figures. Brynn Joki and libero Andrea Henning would lead the double figures players with 20 and 19 digs respectively. Setter Catherine Yager came away with a season high of 51 assists.
In the first set, with the score tied at 13, Lambertson would strike with a kill and a service ace to put the Bison ahead. With kills from Lauren Cammack, Danielle Dombeck and Catherine Yager, the women would go on to win the first set.
The Bison would then go on a 7-1 run in the second set after trailing 12-10 to Oakland. With the score at 19-17, the Bison would take advantage of a service error and kills to pull ahead and win the second set.
Lambertson went 6-for-6 in the third set, including three kills in a 4-0 run. Coming within 2 at 23-21, the Bison would lose the next two points on kills, losing the third set.
Lambertson would contribute once again to the Bison run in the fourth set with three kills and two blocks. With nine hitting errors from Oakland, the Bison would jump ahead greatly and win the set25-18.
NDSU vs. Fort Wayne
On Saturday, the women dropped an unfortunate 5-set loss to Fort Wayne at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center. Held at only 10 kills in the last two sets, the Bison are now 5-11 overall and 2-3 in Summit League play. Fort Wayne improved to 15-3 overall on the season with a 5-1 record in Summit League play.
With a career high of 21 kills, Megan Lambertson hit .500, made 36 attacks, 9 digs, and six blocks with only 3 errors. Brynn Joki added 16 kills and 5 blocks, Andrea Henning contributed 20 digs, and Catherine Yager included 40 assists and 15 digs to the Bison’s match.
In the fifth set, IPFW jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Coming within three points at 11-8, the Bison would give up the next four points on a pair of errors and a double block by IPFW. Overall, IPFW would come away with 25 more digs and 19 more kills than the Bison. NDSU was also outhit .230 to .159.
Beginning on Friday, October 5, the women will start a 5 match home streak against South Dakota. Saturday, October 6 will be played against Kansas City.