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DSU volleyball splits matches on the road

The Dickinson State volleyball team picked up its first win since Aug. 26 this past weekend, snapping a losing streak of six matches.  

While the Blue Hawks dropped the first set on Friday against Waldorf University (Iowa), they won the next three, defeating the conference rival in four sets.

On Saturday, the Blue Hawks (3-9, 1-3 NSAA) traveled to La Crosse, Wis., to battle undefeated Viterbo University and the V-Hawks (14-0, 2-0 NSAA) continued their dominance, defeating Dickinson in four sets.

The Blue Hawks stayed alive by winning the third set 25-22, but Viterbo finished with a 25-18 win. They won the first two sets by a 25-15 margin.

In the win against Waldorf (3-14, 0-3 NSAA), DSU fell 25-10 in the first set, but won the following three by margins of 25-19, 25-22, 25-20.

Shyanne Gilcrist led the team with 10 kills against the Warriors, followed by Kennedy Hildebrand who put up nine. Against Waldorf, Kylie Hadley had six kills and led the team with two aces and 16 digs.

Dickinson State 3, Waldorf University (Iowa) 1

DSU               10 25 25 25 —  3

WU             25 19 22 20 —  1

Kills: DSU, Shyanne Gilcrist 10, Kennedy Hildebrand 9, Shelby Gustafson 7, Ellie Hanser 7, Kylie Hadley 6, Magdalyn Rauser 3, Sage Collins 1, Sarah Dobitz 1. WU, Kyra Platzek 15, Savanna Cordle 7, Angie Gore 7, Kaitlyn Monck 7.

Blocks: DSU, Gustafson 4, Hildebrand 1. WU, April Jones 1, Gore 1, Elisabeth Tramm 1.

Aces: DSU, Hadley 2, Gustafson 2, Alli Hert 1, Brianna Holland 1. WU, Tramm 2, Erica Fee 2, Kelsey Sederquest 2.

Digs: DSU, Hadley 16, Shaylee Singleton 10, Holland 8, Hert 7, Keera Stookey 4, Gustafson 3, Gilcrist 2, Hildebrand 1, Collins 1, Hanser 1. WU, Fee 17, Tramm 12, Monck 8, Rieley Rodman 8.

Assists: DSU, Stookey 19, Holland 16, Hadley 3. WU, Tramm 35.

Records: DSU 3-8, WU 3-13

Viterbo University (Wis.) 3, Dickinson State 1

DSU             15 15 25 18 —  1

VU               25 25 22 25 —  3

Kills: DSU, Hadley 9, Hildebrand 6, Gustafson 6, Collins 5, Gilcrist 5, Hanser 5.  WU, Natalie Geidel 16, Hannah Erickson 11, Miah Garant 10.

Blocks: DSU, Hadley 4, Hildebrand 4, Gustafson 2, Collins 1. WU, Aubrey Aspen 9, Geidel 4, Katie Frohmader 3, Erickson 3, Amelia Grahn 3.

Aces: DSU, Gustafson 3, Hadley 1, Singleton 1. WU, Grahn 3, Gabi Gomez 1, Baylee Gross 1.

Digs: DSU, Singleton 13, Hadley 10, Hert 10, Holland 6, Stookey 4, Hanser 3, Collins 2, Gustafson 2. WU, Gross 27, Gomez 8, Grahn 7, Chloe Jakscht 7.

Assists: DSU, Stookey 15, Holland 14, Gustafson 1, Hert 1, Hanser 1. WU, Grahn 51, Gross 3, Jenna Phillips 2.

Records: DSU 3-9, WU 14-0

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