Coyote volleyball team falls to Concordia-St. Paul

Coyote volleyball team falls to Concordia-St. Paul The University of South Dakota women's volleyball team fell victim to the number one team in the nation, Concordia-St. Paul, 3-0 (30-16, 30-23, 30-23) in their opening match of the season at the Northern Extreme Classic held in Grand Forks, ND.

The match was the very first ever played in the brand new Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on the University of North Dakota campus.

The Coyotes (0-1), had an attack percentage of just 5.7 compared to 30 for the Bears (1-0). CSP also held the advantage in blocks, 13-4.

For USD, Angela Prochaska of Waterbury, NE, led the way with nine kills, while Laura Marske added eight.

Setter Liz Selzer recorded 31 assists and three aces. Defensively, Lacey Ross had nine digs, while Lindsey Soukup had eight.

Coyotes rebound

USD pulled even in the season record at 1-1 with a 3-0 victory (30-24, 30-22, 30-22) over Upper Iowa University at the Northern Extreme Classic.

The Coyotes, who lost earlier in the day to top-ranked Concordia-St. Paul, knocked off the NCAA Division II independent, thanks in part to nine total aces and double-digit kills by Kristen Miller (Papillion, NE). Miller, a junior, finished with 11 of USD's 50 kills. She also had five assisted blocks.

Alexis Wissing-Terwilliger of Lincoln, NE, added nine kills for the victors.

As a team, USD improved their hitting from the first match of the day against Concordia-St. Paul, by notching an attack percentage of 24.3 percent.

Selzer was one of two players to record two aces, while adding 39 assists.

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