Dakota Wesleyan sweeps Mayville State in college volleyball action
Tigers improve to 18-5
A strong hitting night and good defense carried the Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team to a non-conference victory Wednesday evening over Mayville State in three sets at the Christen Family Athletic Center. Set scores were 25-18, 25-18 and 25-15.
The Tigers had 51 kills in the three-set match, hitting .303 on the attack. It marks the fifth time DWU has hit .300 or better in a match, all resulting in victories, and the second such occasion against the Comets, after hitting .328 in a three-set win over Mayville State on Sept. 10.
Ady Dwight led the Tigers with 16 kills, hitting .405, while teammate Mariah Gloe had 11 kills without an error and hit .688 in the match. Mackenzie Miller finished with 13 kills and three blocks, joined by three blocks from Dwight. Hanna Reiff had a match-high 34 digs, with Madeline Else and Gloe joining her in double figures with 13 and 11 digs, respectively. Else finished with 47 assists.
Lily Pyle had eight kills to lead Mayville State (13-10), which hit .077 for the match and was kept to 32 points scored in the match.
DWU (18-5) continues its five-match homestand with Great Plains Athletic Conference play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 against Hastings and at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 against No. 23 Doane.
With six matches left in the conference season, the Tigers are 7-3 in GPAC play, tied with No. 6 Midland for third in the conference standings, behind No. 1 Jamestown (10-0) and No. 11 College of St. Mary (8-2). Both Hastings and Doane occupy the No. 5 and No. 6 spots in the standings behind DWU.