Conference play is right around the corner for both NDSU squads
Both North Dakota State University women’s volleyball and women’s soccer teams were in action this past weekend. The volleyball team fell short 1-2 at the Green Bay Invite, while the soccer team lost to Dixie State.
The Bison volleyball team lost 3-1 to Northern Iowa and 3-0 against Ball State, but picked up a 3-2 victory over Green Bay.
Ali Hinze led the way for the Herd in the first match against the Panthers, collecting 10 kills and seven digs. Syra Tanchin joined her in double-digits, adding 10 kills as well. Raegan Reilly was able to dish out a team-high 20 assists to go along with six digs and one kill.
Tanchin was the star for the Bison in their win over Green Bay in which she had a career-high 21 kills with a .486 hit percentage. Hinze collected double-digit kills as well, with 15 to go along with eight digs. Raegen Reilly once again led the Bison in assists, passing out a match-high 51.
In the loss to Ball State, Reilly had 21 assists while adding seven digs and three aces. Freshman Abby Stark was able to reach double-digit kills for her second straight match with a team-high 10. Tanchin and Hinze each contributed seven kills as well.
The performance for the Herd puts their record at 1-2 on the season. They’ll look to bounce back in the Windy City Classic, where they will start off with a match against Charlotte on Friday, Sept. 3.
The Bison women’s soccer team lost to Dixie State in the first ever meeting between the two schools by a score of 3 to 0.
Dixie State was able to take the lead in the 10th minute as Kelsey Cook was able to get a deflected shot past goalkeeper Sofia Howe.
The Trail Blazers were able to extend their lead in the 50th minute off a corner kick. Cook played the ball into the box and Kalea Woodyatt headed the ball off Howe to put Dixie State up 2-0.
Dixie State added a third goal in the 75th minute, as Cook scored her second goal of the game. The ball was deflected off a Bison defender and found its way into the back of the net.
The Trail Blazers were in control for most of the game, as they outshot the Herd 12-3 for the game, including 10-1 in the second half. More impressively, they had eight shots on goal compared to NDSU’s two.
The Bison are still searching for their first win of the season, as the loss to Dixie State drops their record to 0-4 on the season. Thursday’s matchup with Wyoming offers the Bison their final chance to pick up a win before conference play begins. This will be the first ever meeting between the two teams on the soccer pitch.