The Bison volleyball squad attended the Cyclone Invitational this past weekend, recording a 3-0 win over Montana, but dropping matches to Iowa State and Iowa. In the straight-set victory over Montana, junior Brianna Rasmusson set a personal best with four aces. She also recorded 26 assists. Abbi Klos and Ali Moody recorded three and two aces respectively. Hadley Steffen had nine kills, Emily Miron had eight and Jessica Jorgensen and Alex Erickson both recorded seven.
On Saturday, the Bison fell to two talented teams in Iowa State, 25-16, 25-19, 25-17, and Iowa, 25-14, 25-21, 25-15. In the match against the Cyclones, it was Rasmusson again leading the way for the Herd with nine kills. Steffen and Miron were close behind with seven each. The Bison had a respectable hitting percentage of .213, but the Cyclones were hitting well with a .394 percentage.
Iowa proved to be another tough test for the Bison, who struggled a bit more in the second game of the day. Hitting percentage went down to .145. Emily Minnick would lead the team with nine kills along with a pair of blocks.
The Bison return to action on Friday at the UNI tournament, where they will begin with a match against Northwestern.
Holly Enderle was named Summit League Co-Offensive Player of the Week last week. The sophomore from Plymouth, MN was the key figure of the game against the University of North Dakota. Enderle not only scored her first goal of the season, but found the net three times for the hat trick.
NDSU won 4-1. The Herd hosted Utah on Sunday.
Also honored by the Summit League was women’s cross country runner Brittany Brownotter. The sophomore ran to a time of 14:38.5 in the Bison open on Sept. 2 to claim victory and the Summit League Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week award. Brownnotter led the Bison to a clean sweep of the event.