No. 8 Northern State hands No. 19 USF first loss of season

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 8 Northern State University volleyball team bounced back on Saturday evening, defeating the No. 9 University of Sioux Falls 3-1. The Wolves fell in the first set, but bounced back to take the following three and hand the Cougars their first loss of the 2019 season.

Final Score: NSU 3, USF 1
Records: NSU 10-2 (3-1 NSIC), USF 11-1 (3-1 NSIC)

Sioux Falls won the first set in extras with a score of 29-27, while the Wolves took the following three sets 25-12, 25-20, and 25-15
Northern hit .331 in the match with 66 kills and just 15 attack errors
NSU added 77 digs, 61 assists, 11 blocks, and six aces
Defensively, the Wolves held the Cougars to a .160 attack percentage, forcing 23 hitting errors
The Wolves hit a match high .414 in the third set, while recording 20 kills in the opening frame
Three Wolves recorded double figure kills, while four notched double digit digs

Laura Snyder: 21 kills, .372 attack %, 3 blocks
Sally Gaul: 16 kills, 4 blocks
Jenna Reiff: 13 kills, 19 digs
Morgan Baufield: 7 kills, .538 attack %, 6 blocks, 3 digs
Ashley Rozell: 53 assists (13.25 per set), 13 digs, 4 blocks, 3 aces
Jaiden Langlie: 26 digs (6.5 per set), 1 kill, 1 ace
Laura Ochsner: 11 digs (career high)

Northern returns to Wachs Arena next Friday and Saturday versus Minnesota Crookston and Bemidji State. Match starts are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday versus the Golden Eagles and 3 p.m. on Saturday against the Beavers.