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Blue Hawks defeat Trojans on the road

MADISON, S.D. -- The Dakota State volleyball team held a small lead for the first half of the fourth set against Dickinson State. Trying to force a fifth set, the Trojans led 12-8, but kills from senior outside hitter Kylie Hadley, sophomore midd...

MADISON, S.D. - The Dakota State volleyball team held a small lead for the first half of the fourth set against Dickinson State. Trying to force a fifth set, the Trojans led 12-8, but kills from senior outside hitter Kylie Hadley, sophomore middle Alyssa Wisher and junior outside hitter Ellie Hanser helped close the gap and a kill from Sydney Bentz tied the game at 14.

From there, the Blue Hawks pulled ahead to win 25-20, defeating Dakota State 3-1.

Dickinson State won the first two sets 25-22 and 25-17 before Dakota State (14-12, 6-6 NSAA) took the third 25-18.

Hadley led the Blue Hawks (6-21, 4-8 NSAA) with 12 kills, while Marshall added 10. Wisher earned a team-high three blocks and Marshall contributed two.

Junior setter Keera Stookey posted 17 assists and freshman Karlie Cleveland tallied 12.

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Defensively, senior defensive specialist Makenzie Digesualdo, who had 17 digs behind Stookey’s 18, earned the sole service ace forthe Blue Hawks.

Results SaturdayDickinson State 3, Dakota State 1DiSU 25 25 18 25 - 3DaSU 22 17 25 20 - 1 Kills: DaSU, Maddie Polzin 14, Sami Zell 11. DiSU, Kylie Hadley 12, Kadara Marshall 10, Alyssa Wisher 6, Sydney Bentz 6, Ellie Hanser 3, Kennedy Hildebrand 2, Makenzie Digesualdo 1. Blocks: DaSU, Zell 4, Anna Schwint 2. DiSU, Wisher 3, Marshall 2, Hadley 1, Hanser 1, Hildebrand 1. Aces: DaSU, Polzin 2, Kaylee Spreier 2. DiSU, Digesualdo 1. Digs: DaSU, Alwaise Villa 27, Barbara Briceno 18. DiSU, Keera Stookey 18, Digesualdo 17, Karlie Cleveland 14, Jenna Swope 11, Alli Hert 10, Hadley 5, Wisher 1, Hanser 1, Hildebrand 1. Assists: DaSU, Rachel Johnson 25, Nicole Sarringar 15. DiSU, Stookey 17, Cleveland 12, Swope 2, Digesualdo 2, Hert 1, Wisher 1. Records: DaSU, 14-12, 6-6 NSAA. DiSU, 6-21, 4-8 NSAA.

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