HASTINGS, Neb. | The 11th-ranked (NAIA) Northwestern volleyball team rallied to topple undefeated and top-ranked Hastings 25-21, 23-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-11 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference match here Saturday.
Anna Kiel finished with 19 kills and eight digs for Northwestern (19-1, 6-0). Makenzie Fink recorded 14 kills and 13 digs. A.J. Horstman notched 12 kills and 11 digs. Lacey Wacker dished out 55 assists and added 12 digs. Karsyn Winterfeld registered 10 digs.
Cassidy Ostrand logged 11 kills for Hastings (14-1, 6-1).
Northwestern has won 16 straight matches and is the only GPAC team without a conference loss.
MORNINGSIDE 3, ST. MARY 0: The 24th-ranked (NAIA) Morningside volleyball team swept College of St. Mary 25-10, 25-17, 25-17 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference match on Saturday in Omaha.
Jayde Bergmann and Jenn Buyert both recorded nine kills for Morningside (14-7, 6-2) while Emma Gerber and Brittni Olson had eight. Callie Alberico dished out 26 assists and had eight digs. Nikki Oberfoell also notched eight digs.
Taylor Homes tallied seven kills for St. Mary (8-8, 1-5).
WAYNE STATE 3, BEMIDJI STATE 0: The 22nd-ranked (DII) Wayne State volleyball team swept Bemidji State 25-15, 25-11, 25-12 in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match on Saturday in Wayne, Neb.
Erin Gross finished with 13 kills for Wayne State (10-6, 4-3). Megan Gebhardt dished out 32 assists and Katie Stephens notched 10 digs.
Sami Leach had nine assists and five digs for Bemidji State (3-12, 0-7).
DORDT 3, MIDLAND 0: The sixth-ranked (NAIA) Dordt volleyball team defeated ninth-ranked Midland 23-25, 25-22, 25-15, 25-18 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference match on Saturday in Fremont, Neb.
Ema Altena finished with 18 kills and eight digs for Dordt (18-3, 6-1). Jamie Gesink dished out 39 assists and added nine digs. Summer Jansen notched 25 digs.
Jenny Bair tallied 15 kills for Midland (14-4, 7-1).
LUTHER 3, BUENA VISTA 1: The Luther volleyball team defeated Buena Vista 25-22, 21-25, 25-21, 25-20 in an Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match on Saturday in Decorah.
Jade Schaap finished with 18 kills and 15 digs for Buena Vista (10-9, 1-3). Ali Grein recorded 15 kills. Mackenzie Gropel dished out 40 assists.
Morgan Towned notched 11 kills and 11 digs for Luther (11-6, 4-1).
BRIAR CLIFF 3, CONCORDIA 0: The Briar Cliff volleyball team defeated Concordia 18-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-17 in a Great Plains Athletic Conference match on Saturday in Seward, Neb.
Keely Woods recorded 19 kills for Briar Cliff (12-4, 3-4) and Emily Sanburg had 13. Laura Barry dished out 27 assists and Delaney Meyer added 22. Breanne Hankins notched 16 digs, Brooklyn Tolliver logged 13 and Katie Berg added 12.
Annie Friesen registered 10 kills for Concordia (5-13, 0-8).