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W Volleyball 11/17/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--The University of North Dakota volleyball team has advanced to the Big Sky Conference Tournament championship for the second straight season and will defend its title after a 3-1 win over Idaho Friday evening in the tourney semifinals.

Dooley sets league block mark in quarterfinal win
W Volleyball 11/16/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- North Dakota out-lasted an upset-minded Weber State team in the opening round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament, 3-1, Thursday afternoon at the Hornets' Nest.

Fighting Hawk trio dubbed All-Big Sky First Team
W Volleyball 11/16/2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- A trio of North Dakota volleyball players have earned All-Big Sky Conference First Team honors, announced Thursday by league officials. Seniors Faith Dooley and Sydney Griffin were each repeat winners after each being named last season, joining junior Jordan Vail's first all-league selection. Sacramento State, Portland State and UND each had three first-team selections to lead the way.

Notes: Title defense begins Thursday in Sacramento
W Volleyball 11/15/2017

The University of North Dakota carries the two-seed into Thursday's opening round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament. The reigning champs draw seven-seeded Weber State Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Central.

UND locks up No. 2 seed, program wins mark in home finale
W Volleyball 11/11/2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- North Dakota locked up the two seed in the upcoming Big Sky Conference Tournament with a 3-1 win over Northern Colorado in the home finale Saturday morning at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The win also etched a new program record for wins in a season with 27 heading into the league tourney.

UND sweeps NAU to tie program wins record
W Volleyball 11/09/2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- Great teams usually have to fend off some adversity to make that transition from a good team. Exhibit A may have been on display Thursday at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center as the Fighting Hawks, without their reigning Big Sky Conference Player of the Year setter Sydney Griffin due to injury, swept a battle-tested Northern Arizona team to remain atop the league's North Division.

VB notes: Tourney seeds up for grabs in final week
W Volleyball 11/07/2017

North Dakota, already with a Big Sky Conference Tournament ticket in hand, will play its final regular season matches of the season when it hosts Northern Arizona Thursday and Northern Colorado Saturday at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. UND goes into the final week tied atop the Big Sky North Division at 10-4 and can be seeded anywhere from two to six for the upcoming league tournament.

Idaho escapes in five to tie atop Big Sky North
W Volleyball 11/04/2017

MOSCOW, Idaho-- North Dakota rallied from down two sets to none to force a fifth set, but fell just short as Idaho picked up a huge home win in Big Sky Conference play Saturday evening. The teams are now tied atop the league's North Division with two matches to play in the regular season.

Fighting Hawks dominate Eagles to earn win No. 25
W Volleyball 11/02/2017

CHENEY, Wash.-- North Dakota dominated host Eastern Washington to the tune of a tidy 25-13, 25-16, 25-12 sweep Thursday evening in Big Sky Conference play.

Notes: UND off for final regular season road trip
W Volleyball 11/01/2017

North Dakota (24-6, 9-3 Big Sky) heads out on its final regular season road trip as it travels to Eastern Washington Thursday before a Saturday evening affair at Idaho.

No. 19 Iowa State wins in UND's non-conference finale
W Volleyball 10/30/2017

AMES, Iowa-- Host Iowa State posted a 3-0 win over North Dakota Monday at the Hilton Coliseum in UND's final regular season non-conference affair. The Fighting Hawks will now hone in on the final four matches of the season gearing towards the Big Sky Conference Tournament.

UND has 20-match home winning streak snapped
W Volleyball 10/28/2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- Visiting Montana State out-lasted North Dakota in the fifth set to score a 3-2 upset, spoiling the Fighting Hawks' 20-match winning streak Saturday evening in Big Sky Conference play.