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DSU volleyball earns first season win

MITCHELL, S.D. — During day two of the Corn Palace Classic in Mitchell, S.D., the Dickinson State volleyball team swept Sterling College (Kan.) in three sets, with scores of 25-15, 25-17 and 25-14.

Friday evening the Blue Hawks fell in three sets (25-21, 25-22, 25-19) to University of Montana - Western and the next night, Dickinson State dropped three straight sets to host school Dakota Wesleyan University (S.D.) by scores of 25-20, 25-10 and 25-20.

The win was the Blue Hawks first of the season, and at the conclusion of the tournament, their record stands at 1-7 overall.

Sophomore outside hitter Alyssa Wisher led DSU with nine kills against Sterling, followed by junior middle blocker Kadara Marshall who added eight and freshman Jordan Gilcrist and sophomore Sage Collins who contributed six each.

Senior setter Keera Stookey earned 18 assists, while freshman Karlie Clevland put up 13 assists.

Defensively, Clevland led with 13 digs, along with freshman Jenna Swope. Senior defensive specialist Makenzie Digesualdo earned 11 and Stookey had 10.

At the net, Marshall, Wisher and senior outside hitter Kylie Hadley each earned two blocks.

Wisher put up four blocks against Dakota Wesleyan while junior Ellie Hanser led the attack with nine kills. In the same game, Digesualdo had a team-high 10 digs and the sole service ace.

Results FridayUniversity of Montana - Western 3, Dickinson State 0UMW 25 25 25 — 3DSU 21 22 19 — 0Kills: DSU, Kylie Hadley 8, Ellie Hanser 5, Sydney Bentz 4, Cassie North 4, Alyssa Wisher 4, Kadara Marshall 1, Keera Stookey 1. UMW, Kelsey Potter 8, Kyra Palmer 8.
Blocks: DSU, Wisher 5, Marshall 2, Hadley 2, Hanser 2. UMW, Abagale Croninger 5, Potter 4.Aces: DSU, Karlie Clevland 1, Makenzie Digesualdo 1, Sarah Dobitz 1. UMW, Ellen Wolferman 4, Palmer 2.Digs: DSU, Alli Hert 13, Digesualdo 13, Stookey 8, Dobitz 6, North 4, Clevland 4, Hadley 3. UMW, Dylan Fowler 28, Potter 9.Assists: DSU, Stookey 12, Clevland 7. UMW, McKenna Fink 31.Results SaturdayDickinson State 3, Sterling College (Kan.) 0SC 15 17 14 — 0DSU 25 25 25 — 3Kills: DSU, Wisher 9, Marshall 8, Hanser 8, Jordan Gilcrist 6, Collins 6. SC, Makenzie Cork 6, Jordan Graham 4. Blocks: DSU, Marshall 2, Hadley 2, Wisher 2. SC, Cork 2, Hailee Hoskinson 2.Aces: DSU, Hadley 2, Stookey 1, Marshall 1, Hert 1. SC, Alexandra Reid 1, Mikaela Wells 1.
Digs: DSU, Clevland 13, Swope 13, Stookey 10. SC, Reid 23.Assists: DSU, Stookey 18, Clevland 13. SC, Breanna Akiu 7, Sarah Ahrens 5.
Dakota Wesleyan University 3, Dickinson State 0DSU 20 10 20 — 0DWU 25 25 25 — 3Kills: DSU, Hanser 9, Marshall 7, North 5, Collins 4, Hadley 3, Wisher 3. DWU, Rebecca Frick 18, Emily Brunsing 9.Blocks: DSU, Wisher 4, Marshall 2, Hanser 2. DWU, Frick 4, Brunsing 3.Aces: DSU, Digesualdo 1. DWU, Bridgett Knobbe 3, Frick 2.Digs: DSU, Digesualdo 10, Hadley 9, Swope 8, Hert 7, Stookey 6. DWU, Frick 14, Sara Herman 14.Assists: DSU, Stookey 15, Clevland 8. DWU, Knobbe 38.Records: DSU, 1-7.
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