North Dakota State fell to Fort Wayne this past Friday in a 3-1 (25-13, 14-25, 25-14, 25-18) win for the Mastodons.
Fort Wayne battled back after being down 2-7 in the fourth set. Nicole Rightnowar and Katie Crowe each finished with 13 kills for the Mastadones. Rightnowar finished with 19 digs and Crowe finished with 18 digs for the “double-double.” Crowe connected with three services aces, including an important one in the fourth to tie the set at 13.
Fort Wayne outhit NDSU 0.103 to 0.047 in the match and was able to overcome 10 service errors. The Bison did have 12 blocks to the Mastodons 10. Fort Wayne junior Madison Jaqua dished out a match-high 38 assists.
Bella Lien led the Bison with seven kills and matched her season-high of eight blocks. Erika Gelzinyte had a team-high of 11 kills, as Jessica Jorgensen, McKenzie Burke and Allie Mauch all had six. Mikaela Purnell finished with a match-high of 20 digs.
Brianna Rasmusson recorded 31 assists and 11 digs, completing her fifth straight double-double. Rasmusson is the 24th NDSU player to reach 1,000 career digs and is 22nd on the all-time career charts with 1,008.
NDSU (12-5, 3-2 SL) starts a four-match home stand by hosting Omaha at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse. It will be Pink Night at the BBF.
NDSU men’s golf team was in fourth place after the opening two rounds of the Zach Johnson Invitational Monday, Oct. 2.
The Bison tallied round scores of 300 and 296 for a 36-hole team score of 28-over par.
Freshman Van Holmgren leads the Bison and is tied for fifth place with a 36-hole 3-over par 145 (74-71).
On day two of the event, the Bison compiled round scores of 300, 296 and 296 to finish with a three-round team score of 40-over par 892.
Holmgren led the Bison and finished tied for fifth with a 54-hole 7-over par 220 (74-71-75).
NDSU men’s golf is slated to conclude the fall portion of its schedule Oct. 22-24 at the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate at Kilmarlic Golf Club in Powells Point, North Carolina.
The NDSU women’s golf team was in fourth place after 18 holes at the Nebraska Chip-N Club Invitational on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club.
The Bison tallied a round one team score of 26-over par 314.
Senior Natalie Roth and freshman Alexis Thomas led NDSU and were tied for seventh through 18 holes at 4-over par 76.
NDSU carded a 315 in the second round after tallying a 314 in the first round Sunday for a 36-hole team score of 53-over par 629.
Roth led the Bison and was tied for fifth through 36 holes with a 5-over par 149 (76-73).
The Bison tied with fellow Summit League member South Dakota after compiling round scores of 314, 315 and 303 for a 54-hole team score of 68-over par 932.
Roth led NDSU and finished in third place with a three round 4-over par 220 (76-73-71). Roth’s third-round score of 1-under par 71 was the second-lowest 18-hole round score of the final round.
NDSU women’s golf is scheduled to wrap up the fall portion of its schedule Oct. 16-17 at the Pat Lesser-Harbottle Invitational at Tacoma Country Club in Tacoma, Washington.