Wolves’ Volleyball Season Ends with Opening Round Loss in NSIC Tourney

ST. PAUL, MN (NSUWolves.com & NorthernSun.org) –

NSIC Tournament at CSP…

FRIDAY

(#7) NSU

(#2) CSP 3-0 (21, 17, 23)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Northern tallied a match high 52 digs and added 37 kills, 33 assists, six blocks and five aces
  • NSU held CSP to a .231 attack percentage, well below their season average of .307 heading into the match
  • Sally Gaul led the team with a double-double of 11 kills and 11 digs, while Keri Walker notched a double-double of 26 assists and 12 digs
  • Three Wolves recorded multiple blocks in the match, while four notched double figure digs
  • NSU ends the season w/ a mark of 18-11 overall

 

NORTHERN STATE STATISTICAL STANDOUTS

  • Sally Gaul: 11 kills, 11 digs, 3 blocks
  • Kennedy Gravelle: 7 kills, .455 attack%, 4 blocks
  • Taylor Buckley: 11 digs, 5 kills, 2 blocks
  • Keri Walker: 26 assists, 12 digs
  • Madison Langlie: 10 digs, 5 assists, 2 aces

CSP STATS

  • Katie Mattson 15K (.500), 4B; Sophia Anderson 9K, 2B; Teagan Starkey 34a, 2SA, 1K; Emma Schmidt 14d, 6K; Jasmine Mulvihill 8K, 12d

 

(#6) USF

(#3) UMD 3-0 (15, 14, 21)

  • UMD – Samantha Paulsen 11K (.348), 2B; Cianna Selbitschka 10K (.429), 12d, 2B, 1SA; Sydney Lanoue 9K, 5B; Madison Gordon 34a, 9d
  • USF – Nicole Jacobson 8K, 2B; Courtney Holsteen 8K; Sadie Voss 13d, 5K, 1B; Caitlin Kellner 11d

 

(#5) SCSU 3-0 (20, 28, 19)

(#4) SMSU

  • SCSU – Kenzie Foley 13K, 12d, 2B; Linsey Rachel 12K, 11d, 2B, 1SA; Keely Kurschner 10d, 1SA; Emma Berran 43a, 1K; Phebie Rossi 8K (.438), 4B, 1SA
  • SMSU – Brooklyn Kusler (career-high) 13K (.346), 1B; Saari Kuehl 8K, 1B; Natalee Rolbiecki 10d
  • The Mustangs served up just one ace to ten errors & the Huskies extended their season w/ a sweep of SMSU. The Huskies led in digs, 50-38, and out-hit SMSU .283-.214. With SMSU at #6 in the latest Central Region rankings & SCSU at #9, things could get interesting on Sunday during the NCAA Tourney selection show.

 

(#8) AU 3-2 (23-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-23, 15-8)

(#1) WSC

  • AU – Maddy Guetter 24K, 14d, 2B, 1SA; Kate Reimann 22K (.364), 18d, 3B; Kia Kriener 16K, 26d, 4B, 1SA; Piper Asche 12K (.706), 4B; Avery Thorson 65a, 17d, 1K; Erika Bute 21d, 10a; Jolie Stecher 7K, 4B, 3SA
  • WSC – Maggie Brahmer 17K (.325), 6B; Taya Beller 16K (.371), 5B; Kelsie Cada 11K, 13d; Jessie Brandl 21d, 1SA; Rachel Walker 42a, 14d, 2K, 2B, 1SA; Jordan McCormick 13d
  • Augustana tied the NSIC Tourney record w/ 82 kills as they turned in a shocking upset of top-seed & 2nd-ranked Wayne State College in five sets. AU out-hit WSC .263-.191 thanks to an amazing defensive performance that saw the Vikings hold a 103-74 lead in digs. The Vikes got the win despite giving up 16 service errors to go w/ just five aces. WSC sits at #1 in the Central Region rankings, now falling to 23-2 in the region this year. CSP (who is ranked 2nd) is 20-4 w/ the win over NSU earlier in the day, and UMD is at 22-3 in 3rd.

 

SATURDAY

(#3) UMD

(#2) CSP 3-0 (21, 23, 23)

  • CSP – Jasmine Mulvihill 10K, 4B, 2SA; Katie Mattson 9K, 5B; Emma Schmidt 8K (.304), 13d, 2B; Kennedy Brady 8K (.727), 2B; Sophia Anderson 8K; Teagan Starkey 36a, 10d, 1B, 1SA
  • UMD – Sydney Lanoue 13K, 3B; Cianna Selbitschka 13K, 9d, 1B, 1SA; Madison Gordon 31a, 9d, 2K, 1SA; Kaylyn Madison 9d

 

(#8) AU

(#5) SCSU 3-0 (21, 23, 20)

  • SCSU – Kenzie Foley 12K, 18d, 1B; Sam Zimmerman 11k (.500), 3B; Phebie Rossi 9K (.450), 3B; Linsey Rachel 15d, 7K, 1B; Emma Berran 36a, 2K, 1SA
  • AU – Kate Reimann 16K (.314), 9d; Maddy Guetter 9K, 9d, 1B; Avery Thorson 34a, 12d, 2SA, 1K; Erika Bute 14d
  • SCSU claimed a spot in the NSIC Title bout w/ CSP by sweeping the upset-minded Vikes. The Huskies only led in attack percentage in the 3rd set, yet still squeaked out the sweep. AU had a rough day serving w/ two aces to nine errors, while SCSU was strong w/ six aces & only two errors.

 

SUNDAY

CHAMPIONSHIP

(#5) SCSU 3-2 (28-26, 25-20, 18-25, 19-25, 15-13)

(#2) CSP

  • SCSU – Rachel Linsey 17K, 13d, 2SA; Phebie Rossi 15K (.367), 2B, 1SA; Sam Zimmerman 13K (.400), 2B; Kenzie Foley 26d, 9K, 3B; Emily Kern 11d, 1SA; Emma Berran 49a, 2K, 3B; Keely Kurschner 10d
  • CSP – Jasmine Mulvihill 17K (.333), 15d, 4B, 1SA; Emma Schmidt 17K, 15d, 2SA; Katie Mattson 13K (.500), 3B; Kennedy Brady 12K (.360), 7B; Makenna Berger 8K (.389); Ellie Sieling 15d; Cassie Sieling 11d; Teagan Starkey 64a, 9d, 5B, 2K
  • The Huskies locked up an auto-bid to the NCAA Tourney w/ an impressive 5-set win over CSP at their place. The Golden Bears held a .308-.288 lead in attack %age, piled up four more blocks, seven more digs, and had four more points overall. CSP piled up 17 service errors, while SCSU finished w/ 12.