South Dakota Coyotes

Coyotes Clobber Montana

USD Beats Lady Griz In Missoula 64-41

MISSOULA, Mont.—South Dakota junior guard Ciara Duffy scored a career high 26 points to lead the Coyotes to a 64-41 road victory at Dahlberg Arena.   The Coyotes (5-1) take home the program’s first victory in the state of Montana and second road win of the season.   “This was a very good effort from our team from start to…

Coyotes Crush NAIA College Of Saint Mary

USD Women Win 112-52

VERMILLION, S.D.—Six Coyotes reached double figures in South Dakota’s 112-52 rout of College Saint Mary on Sunday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   “It was good to see us get off to a good start today on both ends of the court,” said USD head coach Dawn Plitzuweit. “It was really good to see us both share and take…

COMEBACK COYOTES! USD Rallies Past Denver To Claim Summit League Title & NCAA Tournament Bid

USD Beats Host Denver 3-2 In Summit League Tournament Championship Match

Denver, Colo. –South Dakota captured its first Summit League Volleyball Championship on Sunday, defeating Denver (27-25, 24-26, 19-25, 25-21, 15-6) in the title match at Hamilton Gymnasium. The Coyotes will be making their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament and clinched their first automatic berth as a Summit League member.   Who Stood Out South Dakota was led by Tournament MVP Taylor…

Coyotes Beat Bison To Advance To Summit Volleyball Championship

3-1 Win Sets Up Championship Date With Denver

Denver, Colo. –No. 2 South Dakota beat No. 6 North Dakota State (25-11, 21-25, 25-11, 25-23) in the second semifinal match of Saturday’s competitions. The Coyotes secured the final spot in the championship match scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. MT. USD will match up against No. 1 Denver to see who will be crowned the champion.  …

JACKRABBIT STATE: SDSU Jumps On USD For 10th Straight Win In Series

Jackrabbits Lock Up Playoff Bye With 49-27 Win Over Coyotes

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Fifth-ranked South Dakota State stormed out to a 28-7 first-quarter lead and ran its way to a 49-27 victory over the University of South Dakota behind three long touchdowns from Pierre Strong, Jr. Saturday afternoon at a wintry Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. In winning the South Dakota Showdown Series matchup for the seventh consecutive time and extending…

Coyote Women Crush Incarnate Word In Home Opener

USD Is 2-0 After Picking Up 96-43 Win

VERMILLION, S.D.—Four Coyotes scored in double figures as South Dakota handled Incarnate Word with a 96-43 home opening victory on Sunday in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   “Today was a fun day for Coyote fans!” said USD head coach Dawn Plitzuweit. “The first-ever volleyball and basketball double-header with both teams playing well in front of our fans was an…

Coyotes End Regular Season With Sweep Of NDSU

USD Will Be #2 Seed In Summit League Tournament

VERMILLION, S.D. – A balanced offensive attack ushered South Dakota to yet another Summit League volleyball sweep on Sunday afternoon inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.   The Coyotes, registering their eighth sweep in the last nine matches, had four players with eight or more kills in the regular season finale, a 25-18, 25-18, 25-17 victory over North Dakota State….

Wins Set Table For South Dakota Showdown

Jacks And Coyotes Head Into Showdown With Momentum

VERMILLION, S.D. & CARBONDALE, IL  —  The table is set for the South Dakota Showdown with both State and U going into next week’s 2 PM meeting at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium on a winning note. The Jackrabbit offense continued rolling yesterday at Southern Illinois, piling up 656 yards of total offense in a 57-38 win at Southern Illinois.  USD…

Coyotes Snap Skid By Stunning Western Illinois

USD Beats Bob Nielson's Former Team 17-12

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota’s defense kept Western Illinois out of the end zone while the offense got just enough to get past the Leathernecks 17-12 on senior day Saturday inside the DakotaDome.   Coyote quarterback Austin Simmons passed for 220 yards and a touchdown while Kai Henry added 70 yards and a score on the ground. USD also welcomed back speedy…

USD Moves Into 2nd Place In Summit With Sweep At Omaha

Wrap Up Regular Season Next Week

OMAHA, NE – South Dakota overcame a slow start and posted a Summit League sweep over Omaha Sunday afternoon at Baxter Arena, 25-23, 25-20, 25-16.   The victory moves the Coyotes into sole possession of second place in the Summit League at 11-3 with only home matches remaining against North Dakota on Friday and North Dakota State on Sunday (Nov….

Coyotes Fall In Triple Overtime At Indiana State

51-48 Loss Is USD's 4th Straight Defeat

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.—Indiana State quarterback Ryan Boyle accounted for seven touchdowns including a game-winning, 3-yard throwback pass to Dante Hendrix in triple overtime to beat South Dakota 51-48 Saturday at Memorial Stadium.   It is the third consecutive win for the Sycamores (5-4, 3-3 MVFC), a team that finished 0-11 a year ago, but could reach the playoffs with victories…

Coyotes Sweep At Fort Wayne

USD Volleyball Improves To 10-2 In Summit League

FORT WAYNE, Indiana – South Dakota kept its momentum going on Sunday registering its fifth-straight Summit League sweep, this time over Purdue Fort Wayne inside Gates Sports Center, 26-24, 25-16, 25-22.   Taylor Wilson provided 15 kills and a .367 hitting percentage while Hayley Dotseth recorded 13 kills and 11 digs as the Coyotes moved to 16-8 overall and 10-2…

Coyotes Close Season Out With Win Over North Dakota

USD Falls Short Of Summit League Tournament Despite 1-0 Win

VERMILLION, S.D. – The South Dakota soccer team ended its season with a 1-0 victory over North Dakota Sunday afternoon at First Bank & Trust Soccer Complex.   The Coyotes entered the day with a chance to qualify for the Summit League Tournament but fell one point short after Omaha defeated Western Illinois 2-1.   South Dakota concludes its season…

Coyotes FCS Playoff Hopes All But Gone After Loss To NDSU

USD Has Lost Three Straight

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  It doesn’t look like there will be a postseason for the South Dakota football team after the Coyotes were blown out by North Dakota State 59-14 yesterday. The Coyotes worst loss in the Dakota Dome since 2015 is their third straight loss and drops them to 3-5 overall which more than likely will be too many losses…

Bison Blast Coyotes

NDSU Wins 59-14 In Dakota Dome

VERMILLION, S.D.—North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick passed for 176 yards, ran for 79 and accounted for five touchdowns in leading the top-ranked Bison to a 59-14 win against South Dakota Saturday inside the DakotaDome.   The Bison (8-0, 5-0 MVFC) ran the nation’s longest active winning streak to 14 games, compiling 560 yards of offense in the process and…

Hayley Dotseth Leading Coyotes’ Pack

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VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Outside hitter Hayley Dotseth may seem reserved, but she’s lethal on the volleyball court for the Coyotes. “She’s just such a competitor. From the moment she walked on campus we didn’t really know what to expect from her. And I think her freshman year she came out and surprised a lot of people. I think even being…

Summit League Finds Stability In Sioux Falls & Along I-29 Corridor

First Basketball Media Day Held In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Ten years ago there was healthy skepticism that Sioux Falls would be able to host a Division One Conference Basketball Tournament. Since then the Summit League Tournament has been so successful that the conference decided to move its offices to Sioux Falls. The league held it’s first basketball media day at the downtown Holiday Inn today…

Coyote Volleyball Sweeps Oral Roberts

USD Now 7-2 In Summit League

VERMILLION, S.D. – South Dakota received double digit kills from three individuals and posted a Summit League volleyball sweep over Oral Roberts on Sunday inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center, 25-20, 25-17, 27-25.   Hayley Dotseth had 16 kills and 13 digs while providing 11 kills apiece were Taylor Wilson and Claire Gerdes.   “I was really proud of the…

Slow Start Dooms Coyotes At Youngstown State

USD Falls 29-17

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—Cold, windy and wet proved the perfect forecast for a Penguin as Youngstown State built a 22-0 halftime lead and got a late pick six from cornerback DJ Smalls to secure a 29-17 Missouri Valley Football Conference win against South Dakota Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium.   YSU running back Tevin McCaster, the Valley’s top rusher entering the weekend, ran…

Coyotes Sweep Jackrabbits For Second Time This Season

USD Wins 3-0 In Vermillion

VERMILLION, S.D. – A season-high hitting percentage ushered South Dakota past arch-rival South Dakota State in Friday’s Summit League volleyball match inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center, 25-18, 25-15, 25-11.   The Coyotes, posting the season sweep over the Jackrabbits, had 45 kills and just eight errors in the match for a .359 hitting percentage.   South Dakota, though, used…