NSU Volleyball Weekend Recap (3-1)

Sioux Falls, S.D. (NSUWolves.com) DAY 1– The (RV) Northern State University volleyball team went 2-0 from the opening day of the Augustana Volleyball Classic with sweeps of MSU Moorhead and Truman State. The Wolves tallied 89 kills on the day, hitting above .300 in both matches.

THE QUICK DETAILS

Final Score Match 1: NSU 3, MSUM 0

Final Score Match 2: NSU 3, TSU 0

Records: NSU 4-2, MSUM 2-3, TSU 0-6

 

HOW IT HAPPENED vs MSU MOORHEAD

  • The Wolves blew past the Dragons with set scores of 25-12, 25-10, and 25-9
  • Northern hit .356 in the win, giving up just nine attack errors in 90 attempts
  • In total, NSU recorded 41 kills, 37 assists, 44 digs, nine aces, and three blocks
  • Defensively they held MSUM to a -.045 hitting percentage with 14 kills and 18 attack errors in 88 attempts
  • Two Wolves tallied double figure kills, with all five hitters notching an attack percentage above .300
  • In addition, two members of the defense recorded double figure digs

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Taylor Buckley: 11 kills, .318 attack%, 8 digs, 2 aces
  • Sally Gaul: 10 kills, .360 attack%
  • Hanna Thompson: 8 kills, .400 attack%
  • Abby Brooks: 5 kills, .400 attack%, 2 blocks
  • Kennedy Gravelle: 5 kills, .455 attack%
  • Keri Walker: 34 assists, 4 digs, 2 kills
  • Laura Ochsner: 12 digs
  • Madison Langlie: 10 digs, 4 aces

 

HOW IT HAPPENED vs TRUMAN

  • The Wolves bested the Bulldogs with set scores of 25-22, 25-16, and 25-15
  • Northern hit .318 in the contest with 49 kills, while holding Truman to a .093 hitting percentage with 30 kills
  • NSU added a match high 59 digs, 45 assists, nine blocks, and five aces as well
  • Two Wolves tallied double figure kills as Keri Walker dished out 13.67 assists per set in the win
  • Madison Langlie had a day on defense, notching a career high 24 digs, averaging 8.00 per set

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Sally Gaul: 15 kills, .448 attack%, 10 digs, 2 blocks
  • Hanna Thompson: 10 kills
  • Taylor Buckley: 9 kills, 9 digs, 2 blocks
  • Abby Brooks: 7 kills, .538 attack%
  • Kennedy Gravelle: 6 kills, 6 blocks (career high)
  • Keri Walker: 41 assists, 7 digs, 3 blocks
  • Madison Langlie: 24 digs, 3 assists, 1 ace

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Sioux Falls, S.D. (NSUWolves.com) DAY 2 – The (RV) Northern State University volleyball team closed out the Augustana Classic with a 1-1 day against South Dakota Mines and Augustana.

THE QUICK DETAILS

Final Score Match 1: NSU 3, MINES 0

Final Score Match 2: NSU 0, AU 3

Records: NSU 5-3, MINES 2-5, AU 8-0

 

HOW IT HAPPENED vs SD MINES

  • Northern won the match with scores of 25-13, 25-23, and 25-14
  • The Wolves recorded 43 kills and hit .367 in the match, adding a match high 41 assists, 40 digs, 11 aces, and ten blocks
  • The NSU defense held South Dakota Mines to a .170 attack percentage, forcing 16 hitting errors
  • Four starters hit above .300 in the match, while four tallied three or more blocks

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Sally Gaul: 18 kills, .351 attack %, 3 blocks, 3 digs
  • Taylor Buckley: 10 kills, .435 attack %, 9 digs
  • Keri Walker: 36 assists, 14 digs, 3 blocks
  • Madison Langlie: 10 digs, 5 aces, 5 assists

 

HOW IT HAPPENED vs AUGUSTANA

  • The Vikings defeated the Wolves in straight sets with scores of 25-20, 25-22, and 25-22
  • Northern tallied a match high 53 digs and added 33 kills, 31 assists, eight blocks, and four aces
  • The Wolves hit .132 in the match, while the Vikings tallied a .203 attack percentage
  • One Wolf notched double figure kills, while three tallied double digit digs

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Abby Brooks: 11 kills (career high), .478 attack %, 4 blocks
  • Keri Walker: 30 assists, 9 digs
  • Madison Langlie: 15 digs

 

UP NEXT

Northern opens NSIC play next Friday and Saturday from Wachs Arena. The Wolves will face the Beavers at 6 p.m. on Friday and the Golden Eagles at 2 p.m. on Saturday.