Saints’ Grab Upset Win Before Ending Season in NSAA Tourney

WATERTOWN, SD (PlayNorthStar.com) –

FRIDAY

NAIA

NSAA Tournament in Watertown…

(#6) PC 3-0 (22, 25, 22)

(#3) Dakota State

  • PC – Grace Tobin 16 kills, 21 digs, 1 block; Makyah Albrecht 10K (.476), 2B; Kerstin Knopik 9K, 6B; Maggie Heesch 6K (.600), 2B; Olivia Corey 24 assists, 17d, 2 service aces, 1K; Sydney Miller 20a, 14d, 1SA, 1K; Laura Babcock 19d, 1K
  • Dak – Brooklyn Grage 12K; Sydney Schell 9K, 13d, 1SA; Hannah Viet 8K, 3B; Peyton Groft 20d; Madalyn Groft 14a, 19d, 6K, 1B; Maddi Langerock 18a, 11d
  • The Saints snapped a 13-match losing streak to the Trojans in the opening match of the NSAA Tourney, sweeping Dakota State to end their season. The last time PC beat Dak State was in October of 2016 at the Strode. Presentation held a .210-.167 lead in attack %age, thanks in part to an 8-4 lead in blocks. The Saints also were up 91-75 in digs.

 

(#5) VCSU

(#4) Mayville State 3-2 (27-25, 23-25, 25-22, 20-25, 15-6)

  • M – Samantha Passa 15K, 13d, 1B; Elora Passa 14K, 37a, 15d, 4B; Nicole Kortan 14K; Ashley Pyburn 12K, 7B; Abby Cox 11K, 6B; Natalie Hadrava 50d, 1K; Payton Richter 19d; Emily Condon 18d; Rachel Hill 29a, 11d, 1K
  • V – Bailey Nelson 20K, 2B; Morgan Nelson 13K, 2B; Morgan Freije 11K, 4B; Danielle Gagler 10K, 19d, 1B; JayCee Richter 29d, 1SA; Sadie Hansen 53a, 23d, 4K, 1B; Delani Clarke 20d

 

SEMIFINALS

(#6) PC

(#2) Bellevue 3-0 (17, 22, 21)

  • PC – Makynna Snow 7K, 2B; Maggie Heesch 6K (.385), 1B; Grace Tobin 6K, 11d, 2B, 1SA; Laura Babcock 13d; Olivia Corey 16a; Sydney Miller 13a, 1K, 1SA
  • B – Jacki Apel 12K (.600), 1B; Sierra Athen 10K, 1B, 1SA; Allie Kerns 8K, 16d, 1SA; Raeanne Kimoto 11d, 2SA; Olivia Galas 39a, 5K, 5d, 1B, 1SA
  • PC’s season came to an end in straight sets against the 2-seed of BU. Presentation was out-hit .279-.131 despite another 8-4 lead in blocks. The Saints also struggled w/ serve-receive, allowing six aces & serving up just three. PC ends the season w/ a mark of 10-22 overall.

 

(#4) Mayville State

(#1) Viterbo 3-0 (26, 21, 17)

  • V – Kenzie Winkler 13K, 3B; Grace Rohde 11K (.300), 2B; Jada Mitchell 10K, 7B; Adrianna Reinhart 20d, 3SA, 1K; Kenidi McCabe 17d, 1SA; Cailie Kowal 14a, 15d; Lauryn Sobasky 25a, 11d, 2K
  • M – Samantha Passa 11K, 3B; Nicole Kortan 9K; Natalie Hadrava 22d, 2K, 1SA; Payton Richter 19d; Elora Passa 21a, 8d, 6K, 2B; Rachel Hill 13a

 

SATURDAY

NAIA

NSAA Tournament…

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

(#2) Bellevue

(#1) Viterbo 3-1 (25-23, 25-23, 17-25, 25-23)

  • V – Kenzie Winkler 18K, 9d, 3B; Jada Mitchell 15K, 8B; Adrianna Reinhart 25d, 1SA; Lauryn Sobasky 26a, 12d; Kenidi McCabe 19d, 1SA
  • B – Jacki Apel 13K, 7B, 1SA; Allie Kerns 12K, 11d, 2B, 1SA; Sierra Athen 10K, 15d, 1B, 1SA; Olivia Galas 42a, 13d, 5K, 2B; Raeanne Kimoto 22d, 1SA
  • VU earned the automatic bid to the NAIA Tourney w/ a 4-set win over BU, despite getting out-hit .166-.147 & scoring two less points.

 

GPAC Tournament…

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

(#3) Concordia

(#1) Jamestown 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-17)

  • J – Anna Holen 20K (.405), 19d, 3B; Kalli Hegerle 14K (.462), 32a, 15d, 5SA, 2B; Lexi Olson 14K (.407), 5B; Ellie Holen 19d
  • C – Camryn Opfer 13K, 15d, 1B; Ashley Keck 10K; Bree Burtwistle 42a, 13d, 1K; Rebecca Gebhardt 21d, 2SA; Lexie Kreizel 13d, 1SA
  • The Jimmies grabbed the auto-bid for the NAIA Tourney w/ a 4-set win over CU.