The NDSCS Volleyball team went into Tuesday’s game against Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) with a record of 2-0. The Wildcats managed to make it 3-0 by the end of the match, defeating DCTC in three games: 28-26, 25-15 and 25-20. The following night was a different story for the Cats who were defeated by Central Lakes College (CLC) in five tight games: 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 19-25 and 6-15.
The Wildcats traveled to play DCTC and got through in three games which Coach Passa was pleased with. “Great overall match where numerous players contributed,” added Coach Passa. “Morgan Burner of Wahpeton did an outstanding overall job for the Cats.”
The squad traveled to Brainerd, Minn., the following day to play the Raiders of CLC in whom they played and defeated in the Ridgewater Tournament. NDSCS was expecting a good match which was played out to be true, going into five games. With the Wildcats getting ahead two games early, CLC took advantage of being the home team. Sophomore Baylee Wilson, Breckenridge, Minn., had 13 kills in the match and it was a great overall effort from the whole team.
“Central Lakes did a great job of going at us,” said Coach Passa. “Our serve receive struggled a little bit and we will have to work on that in practice.”
The volleyball team is now 3-1. The next match for the Wildcats will be away against Bismarck State College on September 5 at 7 p.m., and then travel to Columbus, NE to the Columbus Tournament on September 7 and 8.