North Dakota opens Big Sky Conference play this week, heading to Southern Utah Thursday and Northern Colorado Saturday. It starts a stretch where the Fighting Hawks will play six of their first eight conference matches on the road. Next week, UND finally returns home to host Idaho and Eastern Washington on Sep. 28 and 30, respectively.
OGDEN, Utah-- University of North Dakota senior outside hitter Tamara Merseli was named the Big Sky Conference's Offensive Player of the Week, league officials announced Monday. Merseli led UND to a 2-1 week at the Green Bay Country Inn and Suites Invitational, including a thrilling five-set win over IUPUI in Saturday's final match.
GREEN BAY, Wis.-- North Dakota remained perfect in five-set matches, outlasting IUPUI, 3-2, Saturday afternoon in the finale of the Green Bay Country Inn and Suites Invitational. UND got career bests from a number of players, including 18 kills from Faith Dooley and 17 more from Ashley Brueggeman in the final tuneup before the start of the Big Sky Conference season.
GREEN BAY, Wis.-- Senior Tamara Merseli notched her seventh double-double of the season with a match-high 16 kills to go along with 12 digs as North Dakota swept host Green Bay Friday evening. Merseli was just one shy of a season high with her kill output, pacing the Fighting Hawks' offense.
GREEN BAY, Wis.-- Coming into Friday's Green Bay Country Inn and Suites Invitational, UND knew it would have its hands full. Drawing Cal Poly, who was just outside the American Volleyball Coaches Association's Top 25 poll this week, was a formidable team with a formidable team that includes a sister tandem that provided a stiff test defensively. The Mustangs proved all they were advertised, hitting .458 on the way to a 25-22, 25-17, 25-10 sweep of the Fighting Hawks Friday morning.
North Dakota takes a nine-match winning streak into the Green Bay Country Inn and Suites Invitational this week. It will feature a big showdown of mid-major powers in the opener as the Fighting Hawks draw Cal Poly, who moved up to fourth in the last VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll (Sep 12) while North Dakota checks in at No. 11. UND will also face the host Green Bay Phoenix and IUPUI in the final tuneups before the start of the Big Sky Conference season.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.- Sophomore Ashley Brueggeman tallied a match-high 10 kills and earned UND Classic Most Valuable Player honors as North Dakota completed a sweep of South Dakota State Saturday morning at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- The University of North Dakota made it a tidy day one at the UND Classic, sweeping both opponents capped by another efficient nightcap against Appalachian State. After logging just seven attack errors in an earlier win Friday, UND recorded just nine in the evening session, the 19th time North Dakota has charted single-digit attack totals in head coach Mark Pryor's tenure and first in back-to-back matches.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- Host North Dakota used an efficient offensive attack to defeat George Washington, 25-15, 25-19, 25-18 in the UND Classic at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Friday morning for its seventh straight win.
The Betty Englestad Sioux Center, just two days removed from its first-ever volleyball sellout crowd, will open its doors again this weekend as the University of North Dakota hosts the annual UND Classic on Friday and Saturday.
The North Dakota volleyball team dominated its in-state rivals Wednesday night in front of the first sell-out crowd in program history. The Fighting Hawks (10-1) pushed their win streak to six overall thanks to a clean sweep of North Dakota State, putting down the Bison 25-18, 25-9 and 25-13.
North Dakota (9-1) opens its home schedule Wednesday with an in-state rivalry tilt against North Dakota State then hosts the UND Classic on Friday and Saturday at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.