MSU volleyball takes two in Nebraska

KEARNEY, Neb. — The Minot State volleyball team didn’t drop a set in the first of two days at the Rosella Meier Classic in Kearney, Nebraska. The Beavers (4-2) defeated Newman University (25-13, 25-16, 25-11) and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (25-20, 25-14, 25-17) on Friday.

Against Newman (1-2), MSU senior setter Kelsey Dewulf recorded 21 assists, four digs, a kill and a block. Shelby Spuller put down a team-high nine kills, followed by Emily Falldorf with seven. Falldorf also had a team-high four blocks. Libero Karli Koza contributed 14 digs, two assists and an ace.

The Beavers had a 6-1 advantage in blocks and bolstered a team hitting percentage of .237.

In Game 2 against South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, the Beavers kept the Hardrockers winless on the season (0-6) with their second sweep of the day.

The third set saw MSU battled back from an 8-2 deficit to win 25-17.

Spuller finished with a team-high 11 kills, but Nicole Wondrasek was the the most efficient with a .438 hitting percentage on nine kills. Dewulf threw up 34 assists, Falldorf had six blocks and Koza came away with 22 digs.

MSU plays two more matches today in Nebraska against hosts University of Nebraska at Kearney (noon) and Midwestern State University (4 p.m.). The Beavers open conference play on Thursday against Minnesota State-Moorhead.

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