KANSAS CITY, Mo. | South Dakota bounced back from a loss in he first set and went on to win the next three and down Rutgers 23-25, 25-13, 25-16, 25-14 in a college volleyball match at the Kangaroo Klassic here Saturday.
Hayley Dotseth and Rachel Schmidt had 15 kills to lead the Coyotes. Anna Rasmussen had 19 digs and along with Schmidt were named to the all tournament team.
“We came out a little sluggish in game one,” USD Head Coach Leanne Williamson said. “But I was happy with the way we responded in the next three sets.”
Reigning Summit League Setter of the Year Brittany Jessen became the second Coyote in program history and the 10th player in Summit League annals to record 4,000 career assists.Jessen reached the milestone in a 48-assist effort against UNI Friday and has 4,069 assists in three-plus seasons with the Coyotes(4-5).
NORTHWESTERN 3, MOUNT MERCY 0: Makenzie Fink and Anna Kiel had 10 kills apiece to lead the No. 14 Raiders to a 25-19, 25-18, 25-15 sweep of the Mustangs in a match at the Clarke Invite in Dubuque, Iowa Saturday.
Lacey Wacker had 36 assists and Lauryn Hilger 10 digs for Northwestern.
NORTHWESTERN 3, TRINITY CHRISTIAN 0: A.J. Horstman had 19 kills to lead the Raiders to a win at the Clarke Invite in Dubuque, Iowa Saturday.
Anna Kiel also had a dozen kills and 15 digs for the Raiders (12-1).
BUENA VISTA 3, WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE 1: Jade Schaap had 20 kills and Ali Grein 18 more to pace the Beavers to a win at the Nebraska Wesleyan volleyball tournament in Lincoln, Neb. Game scores were 22-25, 25-21, 27-25, 25-17.
Schaap, a senior who prepped at Hull Western Christian, is second on the career kills mark at BVU and topped the 1,500 mark during the match.
Summer Goss had 42 assists wile Jamie Naninskey and Kylie Roe had 22 and 20 digs, respectively for the Beavers.
BUENA VISTA 3, WESTMINSTER (MO.) 0: Jade Schaap had 12 kills to lead the Beavers to a 25-21, 25-19, 25-19 win at the Nebraska Wesleyan Tournament in Lincoln, Neb. Saturday.
Kylie Roe also had a match-high 15 digs for BVU, which won both of its matches Saturday and is now 4-3.
DORDT 3, GANE VIEW 1: The No. Defenders got 23 kills from Ema Altena and downed the 12th ranked Vikings 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 25-20 in a match up of 2016 National tournament participants in Sioux Center, Iowa Saturday.
Altena also had a team-high 14 digs and setter Jamie Gesink had 45 assists for Dordt (12-2). Kelsey Redmond, a former Iowa Falls prep athlete, had 18 kills for the Vikings (8-5).
AUGUSTANA 3, ST.MARY'S (TEX) 1: The Vikings got a dozen kills apiece from Courtney Place and Ashley Wilson and 10 more from former Sergeant Bluff-Luton athlete Lauren Waite as they won for the sixth straight time in a match at the Lindenwood Challenge Saturday.
The Vikings extended their winning streak to seven late in the day with a 25-19, 20-25, 29-27, 25-23 win over Illinois-Springfield. Place had 21 more kills while Waite and Wilson each had 11.
BRIAR CLIFF 3, MCPHERSON 0: Emily Sandburg and Courtney Schafer had 11 kills apiece to help the Chargers sweep past McPherson 25-18, 25-16, 25-18 at the College of St. Mary tournament in Omaha Saturday.
Briar Cliff won both of its matches Saturday to improve to 9-0 this season. Breanne Hankins had 20 digs while Olivia Tomlin and Toni Beck had four block assists each for the Chargers.
BRIAR CLIFF 3, WALDORF 1: Courtney Schafer had a match-best 15 kills to lead the Chargers past the Warriors in a match at the College of St. Mary tournament in Omaha Saturday. Game scores were 25-17, 19-25, 25-22, 25-11.
Toni Beck also had a dozen kills and Breanne Hankins 23 digs for Briar Cliff.
UC-COLORADO SPRINGS 3, WAYNE STATE 0: Taylor Hamilton hammered down 20 kills to help the hosts pick up their second match win of the season 25-20, 25-19, 29-27 at the UCCS tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado Saturday.
Erin Gross had nine kills and Megan Gebhardt 27 assists for the Wildcats (5-2). Hope Carter led Wayne State with 12 digs.
COLORADO MINES 3, WAYNE STATE 1: The No.22 Orediggers lost the first set but won the next three to down the No. 12 Wildcats 16-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-22 in match at the UC-Colorado Springs tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado Saturday.
Erin Gross had nine kills to lead Wayne State while Jaci Brahmer and Katie Stephen each added eight. Haley Kauth had 18 digs for the Wildcats (5-3).