The North Dakota State volleyball team made quick work of the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Friday night.
The Herd took the match 3-1 (25-14, 25-21, 17-25, 25-17) to improve to 2-4 in conference play and 4-13 overall. McKenzie Burke led the Bison attack with 14 kills on the night. Sophomore Allie Mauch was not far behind with 13 kills of her own.
The balanced Bison attack was efficient, hitting over .300 in the first two sets. The offense once again ran through setter Kalli Hegerle, who distributed 45 assists.
Abbi Klos registered her third match of the season with over 20 digs, finishing with 22. NDSU also had a 8-7 edge in blocks in the match.
The Bison finished off the weekend road trip at Purdue Fort Wayne on Sunday and are set to return home on Friday to host North Dakota.
The NDSU men’s golf team had a solid showing at the Zach Johnson Invitational, finishing second out of 12 teams.
The Bison were led by senior Dax Wallat, who shot a career best 70 in the final round to lead the Bison competing as a team.
The top-two finishers from NDSU were competing as individuals and were not part of the five-man scoring team. Van Holmgren finished as the highest placing Bison. The sophomore shot a final round 69 to finish in a tie for seventh. Jed Baranczyk finished in a tie for 10th, one shot behind Holmgren.
Wallat was the highest placing of the Bison team scorers with a 15th-place finish. NDSU finished seven shots adrift of winners Bradley University.
Men’s golf will finish its fall schedule on Oct. 21-23 at the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate in Powells Point, North Carolina.
Taylor McCorkle had a day to remember at the Diane Thompson Invitational on Sept. 30, securing her first collegiate individual medalist honors.
The Bison sophomore finished with a one-over par performance on the final day to finish in a first-place tie with Iowa’s Shawn Rennegarbe.
NDSU had a fantastic invitational all around, having two other golfers finish in the top 10. Maddie Herzog shot a 75 in the final round to finish ninth, and junior Sierra Bennion ended with a 231 to finish tied for sixth.
The Bison finished second behind the Hawkeyes in the team standing, trailing the Big Ten school by 22 strokes after the three rounds of play.
The golf team will finish its fall schedule Oct. 15-16 at the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational in Tacoma, Washington.