VB: Vikings Start Conference Play with a Win

Sep 15th, 2011 @ 6:20 pm | Author: Viking Sports Admin
The Vikings traveled to Dickinson, ND last night to take on the Blue Hawks of Dickinson State University. After a brief slow start the Vikings made quick work of the Hawks, beating them in 3 straight sets; 26-24, 25-16, 25-19. It was an offensive battle as both teams' hitting percentages were above .325. Sophomore middle hitter Aurissa Martens lead the offensive charge hitting a .500 with 6 kills and 0 attacking errors on 12 attempts. 'The outsides were a force last night.' Said head coach Susan Kolbow. Bekah DePesa had 12 kills on the night, completing the match with a .435 hitting percentage and Jill Noeske backed her up with 11 kills, 1 error on 25 attempts, hitting .400. On a defensive note senior libero Mardee Lander managed to rack up 20 digs in the three set match.

The Vikings are back at home this weekend, Friday they will host a double header. Play will begin at 5:00 pm when Mayville State University will take on South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Then at 7:00 pm the Vikings are set to take on the Hardrockers. On Saturday the Vikings welcome Black Hills State University for a 2:00 pm match.