Dickinson State volleyball earns first win
MITCHELL, S.D. -- After dropping its first match of the day to Dakota Wesleyan, the Dickinson State volleyball team defeated Valley City State in four sets on Friday at the Corn Palace Classic hosted by Dakota Wesleyan.
MITCHELL, S.D. - After dropping its first match of the day to Dakota Wesleyan, the Dickinson State volleyball team defeated Valley City State in four sets on Friday at the Corn Palace Classic hosted by Dakota Wesleyan.
The Blue Hawks won the first set against VCSU 25-21, but the Vikings got even in the second with a 25-16 set win. Dickinson State (1-5) earned the match victory after 25-15 and 25-22 wins in the final two sets.
DSU hit .300 for the match and was led by Ellie Hanser’s 11 kills. Shelby Gustafson and Sydney Bentz each followed with nine. Danielle Boyette led all players with 27 assists, and Shaylee Singleton tied for the match lead with 19 digs.
In their earlier match, Dakota Wesleyan (4-0) topped Dickinson State by set scores of 25-16, 25-16, 25-20.
Tessa Sian led the Blue Hawks’ offense with eight kills, and Gustafson followed with five while Hanser and Bentz each added four.
The Tigers recorded eight service aces in the win, and the Blue Hawks hit just .125 as a team.
Dakota Wesleyan 3, Dickinson State 0
Kills: DSU, Tessa Sian 8, Shelby Gustafson 5, Ellie Hanser 4, Sydney Bentz 4. DWU, Lauren Tadlock 14, Rebecca Frick 10.
Blocks: DSU, Hanser 2, Gustafson 2, Sian 2. DWU, Katie Vetch 5, Frick 3.
Aces: DSU, Gustafson 1, Kaitlyn Anderson 1. DWU, Dana Misiaszek 3, Tadlock 2, Michelle Van Epps 2.
Digs: DSU, Shaylee Singleton 9, Aimee Molina 6, Danielle Boyette 5. DWU, Taylor Spence 13, Leslie Carsrud 5, Tadlock 5.
Assists: DSU, Boyette 14, Anderson 6. DWU, Van Epps 33.
Dickinson State 3, Valley City State 1
Kills: DSU, Ellie Hanser 11, Sydney Bentz 9, Shelby Gustafson 9, Brenna Hansen 6. VCSU, Sharp 11, Bloomer 8, M. Johnson 7.
Blocks: DSU, Tessa Sian 3, Danielle Boyette 2. VCSU, Ruter 1, Wilds 1, Olson 1.
Aces: DSU, Keera Stookey 2, Aimee Molina 2, Boyette 2, Shaylee Singleton 1, Shayna Uffelman 1. VCSU, Olson 3, George 2.
Digs: DSU, Singleton 19, Molina 9, Boyette 8. VCSU, Georgo 19, Cantelo 8.
Assists: DSU, Boyette 27, Singleton 7, Stookey 5. VCSU, Schwarzrock 23, Balkan 13.