College Volleyball

20 IN A ROW! Coyotes Down Denver

USD Beats Pioneers 3-1 For 20th Straight Victory

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota overcame Denver in a four-set, high-energy level Summit League volleyball match on Sunday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center to push its win streak to 20. The Coyotes, with three players reaching double figures in kills, moved to 23-1 overall and 12-0 in the Summit League with the 21-25, 30-28, 25-15, 25-16 victory in front…

Coyotes Corral Mavericks For 19th Straight Victory

USD Volleyball Wins 3-1

OMAHA, Nebraska — South Dakota volleyball responded after dropping the first set to power through and make it 19 straight wins following Friday’s 25-27, 26-24, 25-21, 25-14 Summit League win over Omaha at Baxter Arena. The Coyotes, now 22-1 overall, remained unbeaten at 11-0 in the Summit League, but not without holding off a strong Omaha effort in front of…

Coyotes Control North Dakota For 18th Straight Win

USD Wins 3-0

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – South Dakota rode a hot start to yet another Summit League volleyball victory Sunday afternoon at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.   The Coyotes pushed their win streak to 18 matches with their 12th sweep of the season, 25-14, 25-10, 25-22 over North Dakota.   “It’s a great day anytime you can get a sweep on…

Coyotes Win Streak Reaches Sweet 16

Coyotes Win Streak Reaches Sweet 16

VERMILLION, SD…Most athletes are superstitious when it comes to winning streaks, so you’ll understand why Sami Slaughter was distraught after 11 straight Coyote volleyball victories. “I had the same pony tail and I wore it for every practice and every game. And then two weeks ago I lost it, and so I was a little bit nervous!” USD Junior Sami…

Sweet 16 Straight Wins For USD Volleyball After Sweep Of Fort Wayne

Coyotes Now Have Two Game Lead Atop Summit Standings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota volleyball made it 16 straight wins on Sunday afternoon at the Sanford Pentagon, taking down second-place Purdue Fort Wayne in straight sets, 25-22, 25-11, 26-24. In front of a strong crowd of 1,085, the Coyotes used another strong defensive effort to move to 19-1 overall and 8-0 in the Summit League, producing a two-game…

Jackrabbits Spike UND

SDSU Wins Sunday Matinee 3-1

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The South Dakota State women’s volleyball team defeated North Dakota, 3-1 (25-17, 15-25, 25-22, 25-22), on Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits improved to 5-13 overall and 2-4 in Summit League play, while the Fighting Hawks fell to 9-10 overall with a 1-4 mark in Summit League action. “I’m really happy with how we played in…

#2 Red Raiders Beat Briar Cliff to Remain Unbeaten in Volleyball

#2 Red Raiders Beat Briar Cliff to Remain Unbeaten in Volleyball

ORANGE CITY, IA… The Red Raiders of Northwestern are having another outstanding season in volleyball, which is nothing new to head coach Kyle Vanden Bosch who makes the NAIA national tournament in Sioux City with regularity. But this year has been extra special for sure. Wednesday night they hosted Briar Cliff and beat the Chargers 3-1. And with the win…

Frick and Family Leading DWU Volleyball to Great Season

Frick and Family Leading DWU Volleyball to Great Season

MITCHELL, SD…For Yankton native Rebecca Frick, her family is always front and center. “Yup my family, they come to every game, especially with this year being my last year,” said Rebecca Frick, Dakota Wesleyan outside-hitter. “We went to Florida, they went to Florida. We went to William Penn, which was like 6 hours away, they drove the whole way.” “It’s…

Coyotes Win Summit League Tournament Title Rematch At Denver

USD Takes Five Set Classic To Remain Unbeaten In League

DENVER, Colo. – South Dakota showed tremendous resiliency in pulling out a five set Summit League victory over Denver at Hamilton Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon.   The Coyotes, the lone team to beat Denver on its home floor a year ago, turned the tables again early in the Summit League season this year by rallying from a 2-1 set deficit…

USD Dominates UND For Tenth Straight Victory

Coyotes Are 13-1 After Sweep of Fighting Hawks

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota overcame some first set jitters to post a Summit League sweep over North Dakota on Sunday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes gutted out a 25-23 win in the first set before cruising past the Fighting Hawks 25-13, 25-8 to improve to 13-1 overall and 2-0 in the Summit League.   South…

Western Illinois Rallies To Stun SDSU In Five Sets

Jacks Drop Final Three Sets And Fall 3-2 At Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota State volleyball team fell to Western Illinois, 3-2 (25-19, 26-24, 22-25, 11-25, 13-15), at the Sanford Pentagon on Sunday in its annual Pink Match. The Jackrabbits fell to 4-10 overall and 1-1 in Summit League action, while Western Illinois improved to 4-11, 1-1. “We came out strong. We did exactly what we had…

8th Ranked Wolves Hand 19th Ranked USF First Loss

Northern Wins In Sioux Falls 3-1

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 8 Northern State University volleyball team bounced back on Saturday evening, defeating the No. 9 University of Sioux Falls 3-1. The Wolves fell in the first set, but bounced back to take the following three and hand the Cougars their first loss of the 2019 season.   THE QUICK DETAILS Final Score: NSU 3,…

Augustana Topples Minot State

Vikings Win 3-1

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana volleyball team finished its home-opening weekend with a 3-1 win over Minot State on Saturday afternoon inside the Elmen Center. After falling in set one, 25-23, the Vikings took the next three sets. Augustana started off the second set trailing 5-2 and after a kill from Minot State made the score 7-3 the Beavers were…

USD Defeats Oral Roberts In Summit Opener

3-1 Victory Is Coyotes Ninth Straight Win

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota volleyball pulled out a gritty four-set win over Oral Roberts as Summit League play opened Friday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The Coyotes had a .293 hitting proficiency in downing the Golden Eagles 25-21, 25-15, 19-25, 25-19. Sami Slaughter posted a career-high 23 kills to go with a .419 hitting percentage as South Dakota…

Wedel Gets National Honors, Then Leads Raiders Past BC

Wedel Gets National Honors, Then Leads Raiders Past BC

SIOUX CITY, IA… Northwestern’s Anna Wedel was named NAIA Volleyball Attacker of the Week after her 22 kills and 13 digs in the win over arch rival Dordt. The junior from Orange City who missed last season with a stress fracture in her foot has made a remarkable comeback. And she continued her great play Wednesday night at Briar Cliff…

Coyotes Win Epic Five Set Match With Iowa

Finish South Dakota Classic A Perfect 3-0

VERMILLION, S.D. – Playing in front of the second-largest crowd for volleyball in Sanford Coyote Sports Center history fueled South Dakota to a big five-set victory over Iowa to close out the South Dakota Classic on Saturday evening. On a night where the 2018 Summit League Tournament championship banner was unveiled, a big crowd of 1,637 provided the energy and…

Coyotes Top UC-Davis & Wyoming On Day One Of South Dakota Classic

Coyote Volleyball Improves To 8-1

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota women’s volleyball made it five straight wins Friday evening inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes battled through some adversity to ultimately put away a tough Wyoming team, winning in four sets, 24-26, 25-14, 25-15, 25-13.   That coupled with a three-set sweep over UC Davis in Friday’s first match pushed South Dakota’s…

Slaughter Glad To Be Back Home at USD

Slaughter Glad To Be Back Home at USD

VERMILLION, SD…Sami Slaughter lives up to her last name on the volleyball court. “She swings really aggressively and that makes our defense, our offense, everything have to work a lot harder. So she’s bringing a lot of competitiveness into practice everyday.” USD Senior Elizabeth Loschen says. It’s what helped her become one of the best prep volleyball players in South…

Vanden Bosch Knows Every Match is Crucial in GPAC

Vanden Bosch Knows Every Match is Crucial in GPAC

ORANGE CITY, IA… The Northwestern Red Raiders are ranked #2 in this week’s NAIA poll. But they have a big match Wednesday night in Sioux Center against arch-rival Dordt. The Defenders are 11th in the national rankings. NW head coach Kyle VandenBosch knows that will how tough the GPAC is, even these early season match-ups are crucial down the road…

Northwestern Rallies Past DWU in GPAC Volleyball

Northwestern Rallies Past DWU in GPAC Volleyball

MITCHELL, SD… The Dakota Wesleyan volleyball team was sporting an 8-0 record before Wednesday night’s big GPAC match-up with #7 Northwestern (7-0). And the match was played at the Corn Palace for good reason with an enthusiastic crowd on hand to cheer on the Tigers who won the first set 25-22 and took a 7 point lead in the second…