With the all the excitement about the football team in Iowa, there was still plenty of action elsewhere for the Herd. Here is a quick look at what the other teams were doing this weekend.
The Bison took a road trip to North Carolina for a pair of games. They successfully opened up the trip with a 5-1 dubbing of UNC Asheville. The Bison got on the board 16 minutes into the game, and never looked back. Holley Enderle scored her fourth, fifth, and sixth goals of the season for the hat-trick. Enderle has only scored in two games this season, but has tallied three goals each in both games. The other Bison to get on the score sheet were Lauren Miller and Lizzie Lukas. For Lukas, it was her second goal in as many games.
The Bison traveled to UNC Wilmington to close out the weekend on Sunday. They will play host to Jamestown Tuesday night.
It was another tough weekend for the Bison at the UNI Tournament. NDSU failed to pick up a win, dropping matches to Northwestern and Illinois State. In the opening match, the Bison held tough with the Wildcats, losing 3-1 (27-25, 25-18, 24-26, 25-22). Emily Minnick and Hadley Steffen each registared 14 kills for the Bison. The Northwestern defense was solid, getting 10 blocks to NDSU’s four.
Game two did not go much better for the Herd. This time, the Redbirds would sweep the Bison 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 29-27). Minnick would again lead the team in kills, this time with 10. She was closely followed by Steffen’s nine. It was more of an off day for the Bison, as they hit .188 compared to Illinois State at .277.
The Bison closed out the weekend against the University of Northern Iowa, before returning home Friday night to take on Oral Roberts.
Both the men and women’s team flew to Oregon for the Bill Dellinger Invitational on Friday. The women finished fifth overall. They were led by Sophomore Brittany Brownotter, who finished seventh with a time of 17:38.4. The University of Oregon, number four ranked in the nation, won the meet.
The men did one better in finishing fourth. Sophomore Derek Warner paced the Bison, finishing with a time of 25:29.0 to end up 17th. For both teams, the next event will be the the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis September 24th.