Second-Place IUPUI Completes Season Sweep of NDSU, 3-1
Release: October 19, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS - Moriah Fair had 19 kills and 20 digs to lead IUPUI to a 25-19, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21 win over North Dakota State in Summit League women's volleyball Friday, Oct. 19, at The Jungle.
Kaitlyn Hickey added 13 kills and a match-high 26 digs for IUPUI, which beat NDSU for the second time in a row and improved to 15-8 overall and 8-3 in the league to stay within a half-game of first-place Fort Wayne.
NDSU's Brynn Joki had 15 kills and 16 digs, and Danielle Dombeck notched her first double-double with a career-high 10 kills and 15 digs as the Bison fell to 9-13 and 5-5. Dombeck also had a career-high three blocks.
Megan Lambertson hit .323 with 12 kills and three blocks for NDSU and Carissa Whalen added 10 kills and four blocks. Catherine Yager had 47 assists and 10 digs, and libero Andrea Henning led the Bison with 20 digs.
Lambertson had six kills in the third set and NDSU committed only two attacking errors in the two-point win. The Bison trailed 8-4 before going ahead for good with a 10-2 run helped in part by five IUPUI errors.
Whalen heated up in the fourth set with seven kills. She had NDSU's final three points including a pair of kills on match point before the Jaguars finally ended it with a kill from Kelly Wachtel.
North Dakota State plays at Western Illinois at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The Fighting Leathernecks are 9-13 overall and 3-8 in the league after a four-set home loss to South Dakota State on Friday.