NSU Volleyball Team Defends Home Court in 2-0 Weekend

ABERDEEN, SD (NSUWolves.com) –

FRIDAY

BSU

(RV) NSU 3-0 (14, 21, 23)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Wolves were efficient in the win, hitting .33 with 47 kills
  • They tallied a match high 41 assists, 42 digs, ten aces, and five blocks
  • Defensively, Northern held Bemidji to a .245 hitting percentage, forcing 11 attack errors
  • Three Wolves hit above .300 in the game, while Sally Gaul led the team with 16 kills
  • Two players tallied double figure digs and two notched multiple blocks

 

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Sally Gaul: 16 kills, .343 attack%, 7 digs, 4 blocks
  • Abby Brooks: 9 kills, .750 attack%, 3 blocks
  • Taylor Buckley: 8 kills, .316 attack%, 6 digs
  • Keri Walker: 38 assists, 10 digs, 5 aces, 3 kills
  • Madison Langlie: 12 digs

 

SATURDAY

UMC

(RV) NSU 3-1 (26-24, 25-14, 22-25, 25-16)

The (RV) Northern State University volleyball team added their second league victory of the season, defeating Minnesota Crookston in four sets from Wachs Arena.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Northern won the first two sets with scores of 26-24 and 25-14
  • Minnesota Crookston rallied back for a 25-22 victory in set three and the Wolves sealed the match with a 25-16 win in the fourth
  • NSU hit .297 as a team with 60 kills
  • They tallied a match high 55 digs, 54 assists, 12 aces, and eight blocks
  • Multiple Wolves tallied career highs in the win, including Sally Gaul and Taylor Buckley with 26 and 14 kills
  • Walker nearly matched her career high in assists, notching 50 total with a 12.50 average per set
  • The Wolves defense held the Golden Eagles to a .165 attack percentage

 

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Sally Gaul: 26 kills (career high), .310 attack%, 7 digs, 3 blocks
  • Taylor Buckley: 14 kills (career high), .524 attack%, 15 digs
  • Keri Walker: 50 assists, 8 digs, 3 blocks, 3 kills
  • Cara Cyr: 5 kills, .714 attack%, 2 blocks (all career highs)
  • Madison Langlie: 15 digs, 4 aces, 3 assists