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Blue Hawks can’t get anything going against Western

DILLON, Mont. — The Dickinson State volleyball team had a lackluster performance Saturday afternoon against Montana Western. The Bulldogs swept the Blue Hawks 25-11, 25-18, 25-18 easily

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For the match, DSU had 25 kills, but 24 hitting errors to offset them. Senior Melissa Avila had nine kills and 11 digs and senior Kelly O’Connor had three kills, 10 assists, four digs and a block.

The team returns home Tuesday night to host Mayville State at 7 p.m., a team who DSU already beat. Head coach Jon Stenman said after Saturday, the purpose of this week’s practice will be to find offensive lineups that can click and try to find a way to get confidence back into his team.

“I think the grind is finally getting to some people the lack of success we’re having is taking tolls,” Stenman said “We’re going to go back to the drawing board and try and figure out to put people in positions to be successful.”

DSU 11 18 18 — 0

MW 25 25 25 — 3

Kills: DSU, Melissa Avila 9, Aly Schieno 5, Maggie Rauser 4, Kelly O’Connor 3, Whitney Weidow 2, Linaya Schroeder 1.

Blocks: DSU, O’Connor 1, Weidow 1.

Aces: DSU, Meghan Meyer 2.

Digs: DSU, Avila 11, Justine Braunagel 7, O’Connor 4, Natasha Malana 3, Schieno 2, Morgan Lutz 2, Weidow 1.

Assists: DSU, O’Connor 10, Malana 1, Lutz 1, Braunagel 1.