The Coyotes started out slow and hit -.020 in the first game, losing 30-21, but fought hard in the next two games falling in each game, 30-28.
For the match, USD hit .123 (43k-24e-155ta) and recorded 60 digs, four aces and three blocks.
The Vikings posted a .245 hitting percentage with 55 kills and 19 errors in 147 attempts. Augustana had 10 blocks and five aces in the match to go along with 80 digs.
USD seniors Kristen Miller (Papillion, NE) and Angela Prochaska (Waterbury, NE) led with 13 and 10 kills, respectively. Miller added 16 digs to complete the double double.
With her 13 kills, Miller has accumulated 464 this season, which sets the single season mark at USD, surpassing Amber Abrams mark of 462 in 2002.
Also for the Coyotes, setter Ashley Gross (Norfolk, NE) had 39 assists, while freshman libero Amber Kobus (Columbus, NE) tied Miller for the team high in digs with 16.
Augustana's Abby McDonald led all players with 17 kills and added 13 digs, while Terrin Post and Andrea Oswald added 14 and 12 kills, respectively.
Setter Jenna Lago recorded a match-high 46 assists, while Abby Schmidt had 26 digs. In doing so, Schmidt set and NCC record for digs per game in a season with 6.02.