SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- North Dakota repeated as Big Sky Conference Tournament champions after a thrilling five-set win over top-seed Sacramento State late Saturday evening. The Fighting Hawks rallied from down two sets to one, winning a convincing fourth set before controlling the decider en route to their second NCAA Division I Tournament berth in as many seasons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.