A Perfect Weekend At Home, Wolves Advance To NSIC Tournament

Aberdeen, SD (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern State University volleyball team moved into fifth in the NSIC standings following a 4-set victory over Minnesota State Friday evening. The win solidifies their place in the NSIC postseason with one game remaining in the regular season tomorrow. In addition, NSU avenged a loss to the Mavericks suffered earlier this season.

Final Score: NSU 3, MSU 1
Records: NSU 18-8 (10-7 NSIC), MSU 13-12 (8-9 NSIC)
Attendance: 521


  • The Wolves opened the match with a 25-23 victory before falling 25-22 in the second set
  • Northern then rattled off 25-22 and 25-21 wins to seal their tenth league victory of the season
  • NSU hit a match leading .221 and led the teams with 88 digs, 54 assists, nine blocks, and eight aces
  • They added 56 kills to the Mavericks 58 and held Minnesota State to a .188 attack percentage
  • Four Wolves notched double figure kills in the balanced offensive attack led by Hanna Thompson and Natalia Szybinska with 14 apiece
  • Keri Walker was dealing, dishing out 51 total assists, averaging 12.75 per set with an added 14 digs and three blocks
  • Abby Meister hit all ends of the floor racking up 30 digs and a team leading three aces; she averaged 7.5 digs per set
  • Both Reese Johnson and Sara Moberg had stellar evenings for NSU adding 15 and 12 digs respectively
  • Finally, Eliza Bauers led the team in offensive efficiency hitting .375 with seven kills and a team leading six blocks
  • Natalia Szybinska: 14 kills, 3 blocks
  • Hanna Thompson: 14 kills, 2 blocks
  • Morissen Samuels: 10 kills, 4 digs
  • Abby Brooks: 10 kills, 3 blocks
  • Keri Walker: 51 assists, 14 digs, 3 blocks
  • Abby Meister: 30 digs, 3 aces


Aberdeen, SD (NSUWolves.com) – In sweeping fashion, the Northern State University volleyball team capped off the regular season with a victory over No. 14 Minnesota Duluth. With the win the Wolves solidified a fifth place standing in the NSIC with an 11-7 league record.
Final Score: NSU 3, UMD 0
Records: NSU 19-8 (11-7 NSIC), UMD 17-9 (10-8 NSIC)
Attendance: 474
  • The two teams battled 28-26 in the first set with Northern coming away on top and the Wolves continued the momentum with 25-15 and 25-22 victories in the second and third
  • Northern recorded a match leading 41 kills, 39 assists, and 67 digs, adding ten blocks and four aces
  • Offensively NSU hit .178 and defensively they held UMD to a .036 attack percentage
  • Natalia Szybinska led two Wolves in double figures with 13 kills and a team leading six blocks
  • For the second straight match, Keri Walker averaged over 12 assists per set, notching 37 total in the win
  • Abby Meister and Reese Johnson led the defense with 29 and ten digs respectively
  • Natalia Szybinska: 13 kills, 6 blocks, 2 digs
  • Keri Walker: 37 assists, 9 digs, 4 blocks, 1 ace
  • Abby Meister: 29 digs, 1 assist
The NSIC Volleyball Tournament kicks off on November 14 with the quarterfinal round. Northern is slated to play St. Cloud State on the road. Start time is set for 6 p.m. in St. Cloud.