Volleyball Swept by Western Illinois
Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 15:10
The NDSU volleyball team dropped a 3-0 sweep to Western Illinois on Sunday at Western Hall in Macomb, Ill. The set scores were 25-20, 25-15 and 25-20.
In the first set, the Bison took a 5-0 dominant lead over WIU, and later held a 16-14 lead. However, WIU came back with an 11-4 run to take the first set victory.
WIU then took a 2-0 set lead after hitting .379 in the second set to gain 25-15 victory. The third set gave the Bison one last lead with a score of 5-4 over WIU before they pulled away with a 25-20 win.
Sophomore outside hitter Jenni Fassbender had 14 kills in the match, while freshman Emily Miron had three solo blocks and freshman libero Emily Milligan had 16 digs. WUI’s Samantha Fournier led her team with 12 kills in the match.
NDSU’s attack percentage was .107 compared to WIU’s .252.
The Bison are now 1-17 on the season and 1-4 in Summit League play. Western Illinois is 9-11 on the season and 3-2 in Summit League play.
The Bison volleyball team will return home this weekend for two Summit League matches in the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse. Fort Wayne will be the opponent at 7 p.m. Friday and IUPUI will be the opponent at 7 p.m. Saturday.