A 1-1 Road Trip + Win Over The #7th Ranked Bulldogs [NSU VB]

Duluth, MN (NSUWolves.com) – Down went the No. 7 Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs on Friday evening as the Northern State University Wolves tallied a come from behind, 5-set victory. Northern trailed 2-0 and rallied back with three extra point victories to secure the match and just their seventh program victory over UMD.
Final Score: NSU 3, UMD 2
Records: NSU 10-1 (3-0 NSIC), UMD 9-2 (2-1 NSIC)
Attendance: 608
  • The two team’s played just one set to regular points with Duluth notching a 25-19 victory in the second
  • The Bulldogs opened the match with a 26-24 set win, however Northern stormed back to sweep the final three sets with scored of 27-25, 26-24, and 16-14
  • The Wolves out-hit the Bulldogs .205 to .176, recording 61 kills and 58 assists
  • The difference in the game was the 33 forced hitting errors and 98 digs for the Northern defense
  • Each team recorded eight blocks and UMD topped NSU in aces ten to six
  • Abby Brooke and Natalia Szybinska led the offense with 17 kills each, while Brooks hit a career high .560 with a career high in kills as well
  • Abby Meister led five Wolves in double figure digs with 40 on the evening, averaging 8.00 per set
  • Keri Walker was a force on all fronts racking up 53 assists, 15 digs, three blocks, two aces, and two kills
  • Abby Brooks: 17 kills, .560 attack%, 4 blocks
  • Natalia Szybinska: 17 kills, 4 digs
  • Morissen Samuels: 11 digs, 3 blocks, 9 kills
  • Keri Walker: 53 assists, 15 digs, 3 blocks, 2 aces, 2 kills
  • Abby Meister: 40 digs
  • Reese Johnson: 13 digs, 3 assists, 2 aces
  • Sara Moberg: 12 digs, 1 ace
  • The win marked the first top-25 victory for the Wolves since October 28 of 2022 where Northern tallied a 3-0 victory over then-No. 4 Minnesota Duluth


St. Cloud, MN (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern State University volleyball team suffered their first NSIC loss of 2023 this afternoon, dropping a 3-set match to No. 6 St. Cloud State. With the win, the Huskies now sit atop the NSIC standings with a 4-0 record in league play.
Final Score: NSU 0, SCSU 3
Records: NSU 10-2 (3-1 NSIC), SCSU 11-2 (4-0 NSIC)
Attendance: 614
  • The Huskies took the match with set scores of 25-18, 26-24, and 25-6
  • Northern hit just .071 in the loss, while St. Cloud State tallied a .307 attack percentage
  • In total the Wolves notched 24 kills, 22 assists, 34 digs, five blocks, and two aces
  • Natalia Szybinska led the Wolves offense with six kills, while Abby Brooks it a team leading .556 with five kills
  • Mia Hinsz led the defense with a career high eight digs
  • Natalia Szybinska: 6 kills, 2 digs
  • Keri Walker: 21 assists, 5 digs, 4 blocks
  • Abby Brooks: 5 kills, .556 attack%, 1 block
  • Mia Hinsz: 8 digs
Northern State returns to Wachs Arena next Friday and Saturday versus Winona State and Concordia-St. Paul. Match start times are set for 6 p.m. on Friday against the Warriors and 2 p.m. on Saturday versus the Golden Bears.