Volleyball splits weekend series

UND split two matches this past week as Big Sky Conference play begins.

First on the table was Eastern Washington. It was a team the Green and White had never lost against, but all good things must come to an end as EWU put on a show for the home crowd, sweeping UND 3-0.

“We were never really in this one, and I give total credit to EWU for out-competing us and definitely playing a cleaner match,” UND coach Mark Pryor said.

Eastern Washington was able to keep its undefeated streak alive at home this season while the loss marked UND’s second loss in 12 matches.

The Green and White traveled to Idaho looking to bounce back in a match after the loss                              to Eastern Washington.

It wasn’t easy, but after five sets UND came out with the 3-2 victory thanks to the fact the Green and White has won nine consecutive five-set matches.

“This match was a microcosm of our season, up and down repeatedly,” Pryor said. “But when it counted, these young women came through. It was a good bounce back after Thursday night.”

UND was up 2-0 on Idaho State until the Bengals stormed back to win the next two sets to force a final fifth set.

This wasn’t the first time the two have gone five sets to determine a winner. UND had played Idaho State three times, winning each time by going five sets.

The Green and White look to build off their win as they begin a five-game home stand starting Thursday against Montana.

Jack Harvey is a sports reporter for The Dakota Student. He can be reached at [email protected]