The M State volleyball team opened their season at NDSCS in Wahpeton on Wednesday night, falling to the Lady Wildcats 3-0 (25-11, 25-18, 25-16).
Sheyenne Gunderson distributed 14 set assists and had a team high 9 digs for the Lady Spartans. Mackenzie Swanson led the attack with 7 kills, while Lindsey Dierks and Katie Merrick had 5 kills each. Swanson recorded three solo blocks. Dierks and Lexus Noyes added six digs apiece.
M State served 91.5% (43-47) for the match. They were led by Noyes (11-11, 1 ace), Gunderson (9-9) and Swanson (7-8). Kassandra Algarate was perfect on four serves, had one solo block and added a block assist.
The Lady Spartans will host their home invitational on Friday and Saturday, opening with Anoka-Ramsey at 1:00pm Friday and playing Bismarck State at 6:15pm. On Saturday, M State will go up against Rainy River at 1:00pm and Itasca at 4:30pm.
Courtesy of Craig Olson Sports