An underwhelming week

The volleyball team lost two of three games last week.
The volleyball team lost two of three games last week.

The volleyball team lost two of three games last week.

Saturday’s 0-3 loss to the University of South Dakota was a disappointment to the Lady Roos, who ended a three-match losing streak on Wednesday with a 3-2 away game victory against the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

The team now stands 6-8 for the season.

South Dakota proved a formidable opponent, winning all three sets with scores of 25-16, 25-16 and 25-20.

Wednesday’s game wasn’t quite so bleak.

On Wednesday, the Roos lost the first set 25-19, but recovered during the second set with a 25-20 victory. The Roos took the third set 25-21, but the Mavericks 25-21 victory in the fourth set tied the match.

With two sets apiece, the teams played a fifth set, which the Roos dominated.

During the match, Elizabeth Beck posted a career-high 19 kills, while Kelsey Knoche finished with 17 kills and a career-high 24 digs. Brittney Robers recorded a career-high 31 assists while Ella Meier recorded 22. At the net, Christina McQuin had a team-high five of the Roos’ seven blocks.

After this victory, the Lady Roos were 6-7 overall and 1-3 in the Summit League play.

Earlier in the week, the volleyball team accumulated a three-match losing streak during the Summit League home opener, falling 3-0 to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Monday, Sept. 19 at Swinney Recreation Center.

On Monday, the Roos fell to 0-3 in league play after straight set scores of 25-14, 25-20 and 25-16.

During the match, the Roos were lead by senior Nicole Kerkman, who finished with a team-high 16 digs.

Knoche led the team with 10 kills and came in second with nine digs.

Next up for the Blue and Gold will be a home game against Western Illinois on Friday Sept. 30 at Swinney Recreation Center.

Benjamin Campero is the Student Government Association President

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