Bison Roundup


University of Nebraska at Omaha dominated the Bison in almost every statistical category Friday.

UNO out-spiked the Herd 61 kills to 42, outhit them .261 to .146 and slammed down nine aces to two. The Mavericks also had seven blocks to three for the Bison.

The North Dakota State women’s volleyball lost 1-3 by scores of 25-20, 15-25, 22-25, 12-25.

Jenni Fassbender led the Bison with 11 kills and 13 digs, including five in the team’s only set win of the match. This was Fassbender’s 20th match this year with double digit kills.

Omaha stormed back in the second set. UNO had 16 kills and a mere two errors and hit at a blistering .438 hitting percentage.

At one point, the Mavericks were up 20-10 in the third match and held off a late Bison rally to win 25-22. They routed the Bison in the fourth set 25-12.

Mikaela Purnell has been on a roll as of late. After finishing with 22 digs on Friday, that makes five of her last seven games that she has recorded 20 digs.

Brianna Rasmusson continues to do a little bit of everything. This time she dished out 21 assists, pitched in 14 digs and added five kills en route to her ninth double double of the year.


The North Dakota State women’s golf team finished fifth after traveled to Wahiawa, Hawaii, on Thursday and participating in the Rainbow Wahine Invitational at Leilehia Golf Course on the island of Oahu.

Sophomore Natalie Roth hit her first hole-in-one and shot a final round score of even-par 72. Roth is from Lake Park, Minnesota, and she hit her ace on the 157-yard par-3 second hole with a 6 iron.

Freshman Emma Groom tied with Roth for 12th place after posting a three-round 6-over par 222.

Junior Alex Schidmt tied for 35th with a 54-hole 13-over par 229.

BYU won the team championship by shooting a 54-hole team score of 863, 1-under par. Host Hawaii tied with New Mexico State tied for second at 22-over par 886.

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