College volleyball: UMD drops rematch with Concordia
Minnesota Duluth swept heavyweight and two-time defending NCAA Division II national champ Concordia-St. Paul on Oct. 3 at Romano Gymnasium. The rematch wasn't nearly as favorable for the Bulldogs, who suffered a 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, 25-16 defeat ...
Minnesota Duluth swept heavyweight and two-time defending NCAA Division II national champ Concordia-St. Paul on Oct. 3 at Romano Gymnasium.
The rematch wasn't nearly as favorable for the Bulldogs, who suffered a 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, 25-16 defeat to the third-ranked Golden Bears in front of 1,210 fans Saturday in St. Paul.
Makenzie Morgen led all players with 19 kills for No. 7 UMD (20-5 overall, 13-3 NSIC), which had its winning streak snapped at five matches. Teammates Sarah Kelly and Kate Berg chipped in 12 and 10 kills, respectively, while Emily Torve amassed 50 set assists.
The Golden Bears (21-4, 15-1), winners of seven in a row since their loss in Duluth, received 15 kills from Sydney Book and 52 assists from Elizabeth Mohr.
With second-place Northern State's 3-0 loss to Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday, Concordia sits alone in first in the NSIC. The Bulldogs are third.
• Four days after ending Northwestern's UMAC winning streak at 65 matches, Wisconsin-Superior lost twice Saturday, 3-1 to host Minnesota-Morris and 3-1 to Augsburg.
The 29-27, 25-19, 20-25, 25-23 loss to Morris dropped the Yellowjackets (18-11, 12-2) a game back of Northwestern atop the standings with two matches to play. Cami Sletta led UWS with 21 kills and Taylor Howe added 16, while Emily VerWay totaled 51 set assists.
• St. Scholastica stopped a three-match losing streak with a 22-25, 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 UMAC win over Bethany Lutheran (9-17, 7-8) in Mankato, Minn. Brooke Schermann and Sofia Rajala tallied 14 and 11 kills, respectively, to pace the Saints (9-17, 7-7), while Ellie Greenwaldt had 21 assists and Espi Austvold added 20.