DWU opens 2019 season with sweep in Keiser Tournament

Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball went 2-0 at the Keiser tournament on Friday.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball began its 2019 campaign with a sweep in its first two games of the Keiser Tournament on Friday.

The Tigers took down Keiser University in four sets, 25-20, 25-11, 20-25 and 25-16, before beating Pensacola College, 25-16, 25-17 and 25-7.

Against Keiser, both teams went back and forth, until DWU finally closed the first set with the final four points off of Keiser errors. The Tigers used a 9-3 start o win the second set and bounced back from a third-set loss by getting back-to-back kills by Wagner native Emily Brunsing to cap off the fourth.

Becky Frick led the way with 17 kills and 16 digs, while Brittany Bergquist had 10 kills and 4.5 blocks.

In the second match against Pensacola, DWU took a 17-10 lead in the first set and cruised to a three-set sweep.


Frick had 12 kills and four digs, while Jadie DeLange and Brunsing both tallied seven kills and Bridgett Knobbe had 24 assists and five digs.

The Tigers continue tournament play today against Georgetown College (Kentucky) at 7 a.m. and Madonna University (Michigan) at 11 a.m.

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