NORTHERN STATE WOLVES DEFEAT UMC GOLDEN EAGLES VOLLEYBALL IN THREE SETS

The University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagles Volleyball team ended another tough weekend falling to Northern State in three games this afternoon, 25-12, 25-13, 25-15. 

SET ONE 
Northern State jumped out to a 5-1 lead to start the match.  UMC battled back to get within a 10-7 deficit after a Lauren Wallace kill.  Northern State responded with a 7-1 run for a 17-8 lead.  Northern State continued to dominate the rest of the set as they finished on an 8-4 run to cruise to a 25-12 victory for a 1-0. 

SET TWO
UMC had a good start to the second set and scored the first three points of the set with a kill from Lauren Wallace, a Natalie Koke service ace and a Wolves passing error a 3-0 lead.  Northern State battled back to tie the match at 4-4, 5, and 6.  UMC answered with three points including two kills and a Northern State attack error for a 9-6 lead.  A problem that has plagued UMC all season long is they give up a big run that costs them the match and this set was another perfect example.   Northern State went on a 14-2 run to take a 20-11 lead and they cruised to a 25-13 victory to take a 2-0 lead. 

SET THREE
Northern State took the momentum from the second set and built a 6-2 lead to start the third set.  The teams played even for a while and Northern State led 12-9 before they scored four points for a 16-9 lead.  The Golden Eagles responded with a 3-1 run before Northern State scored six straight points for a 23-12 lead.  UMC tried to mount a comeback with three straight points with two kills and a service ace, but Northern State scored two more points to win 25-15 for 3-0 match victory.

UMC lost both games this weekend and now have lost 11 in a row and are 1-15 on the year and 0-11 in the powerful Northern Sun Conference! Northern State made it a sweep on the weekend and raised their record to 12-7 overall and 7-4 in the conference. The Golden Eagles will be on the road next weekend traveling to Minot State on Friday night and then to Bismarck, N.D for a Saturday afternoon match with the University of Mary.

1 2 3
Northern State 25 25 25
UMC 12 13 15

 

For  Minnesota Crookston
Kills –  Mara Weisensel-9, Bailey Schaefer-8, Lauren Wallace-6
Blocks – Grace Arndorfer-1, Charlee Krieg-1, Mara Weisensel-1
Digs – Madison Klimek-8, Natalie Koke-7, Lauren Wallace-6
Assists – Natalie Koke-20
Aces – Natalie Koke-1, Bailey Mulcahy-1, Bojana Stekovic-1

Natalie Koke