Selbitschka stars as UMD volleyball sweeps at Sioux Falls

The junior recorded her 500th career dig in the win.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Minnesota Duluth's Cianna Selbitschka had a big day on the scoreboard and the record book on Saturday as the Bulldogs volleyball team swept Sioux Falls 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-22).

In addition to her match-high 14 kills plus 11 digs, the junior recorded her 500th career dig as the No. 9-ranked Bulldogs rolled to victory in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.

The teams were tied at 16 in the first set until UMD won nine of the next 11 points. In the second, a mid-set run of seven gave UMD a 15-8 lead and control of the score. USF closed from 23-18 to 23-22 in the third, but a kill by Sydney Lanoue stopped the slide and was followed by a USF attack error on match point.

Lanoue finished with 13 kills and Samantha Paulsen 11 for the Bulldogs, who hit .295 as a team and held USF to .190. Madison Gordon, who reached her 500th career dig earlier in the season, had 48 assists. Kaylyn Madison was UMD's dig lead with 12.

UMD (15-1, 7-1 NSIC) faces its second road game against a top-10 team in less than a week in its next contest, a trip to No. 4 St. Cloud State on Tuesday.

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