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Waldorf falls to Dickinson State in NSAA matchup

Waldorf Warriors LogoBy Waldorf Sports Information Director

DICKINSON, N.D. – The Waldorf University volleyball team fell to Dickinson State University during Saturday’s North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) matchup.

Dickinson State (4-10, 2-1) completed a 25-19, 25-20, 25-19 sweep over the Warriors (10-12, 0-3).

“We came out flat and struggled in all areas of the game,” Waldorf coach Paul Meyer said.

Junior Kaitlyn Monck led the Warriors with nine kills. The 5-foot-7 setter from Colorado Springs, Colorado, produced a hitting percentage of .389. Sophomore Kayla Budgins contributed seven kills and junior Isabelle Rothbauer added six kills.

Senior Valerie Rivera provided 19 assists while freshman Elisabeth Tramm dished out 13 assists. Sullivan tallied 17 digs. Budgins recorded two solo blocks and junior Rebecca Bartnicki notched two total blocks. Junior Erica Fee and Tramm each delivered a service ace.

The Blue Hawks controlled the match from the beginning, turning in a .301 hitting percentage. Waldorf finished the night with a .161 attack percentage.

“Offensively we were out of system all night long,” Meyer said. “Dickinson’s defense got better and better as the night went on and we just struggled to score with any kind of consistency.”

Dickinson State closed out the night by compiling a .461 hitting percentage during the third set.

“I thought Dickinson did a great job of capitalizing on our errors,” Meyer said. “In the third set, they simply took it to us offensively and we won’t win any sets by letting a team hit over .400.”

The Warriors have four home matches scheduled for the upcoming week. Waldorf takes on Clarke University (13-4) for a Tuesday 7 p.m. matchup. The Warriors then face off with Valley City State University (6-9, 2-1) for an NSAA battle at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Waldorf rounds out the week with two Saturday matches. The Warriors square off against Mayville State University (8-9, 2-1) for a 12 p.m. conference match up and take on Grace University (6-9) at 3 p.m.