KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andrea Henning made 27 digs to lead North Dakota State to a 25-15, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19 win over Kansas City in Summit League women's volleyball Friday, Nov. 2, at the Swinney Rec Center.
Danielle Dombeck hit .579 with a career-high 12 kills for North Dakota State, which improved to 11-15 overall and moved into a tie for fifth place with Kansas City at 7-7 in The Summit League.
Brynn Joki notched her sixth straight double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs, Megan Lambertson hit .409 with 10 kills and four blocks, and Jenni Fassbender hit .417 with 10 kills for the Bison.
Skyler Muff, Jessica Hendin and Emma Hagedorn had 12 kills apiece and Taryn Miller made 20 digs for the Kangaroos, who dropped to 15-12 overall.
NDSU had a season-high .346 team hitting percentage and tied a season low with only eight attacking errors. The Bison made only one attacking error in the first set and none in the second.
Kansas City didn't get its first lead until midway through the second set when Sydney Crimmins tallied three straight kills to cap a four-point run that made it 13-11. Dombeck's kill out of a timeout started a five-point run that put the Bison ahead for good.
NDSU trailed by as many as five points in the third set after a 7-0 run put UMKC ahead 15-10, but the Bison came back to tie it 17-17. The Kangaroos got three straight kills out of a timeout to pull away.
The Bison jumped out to 4-1 and 8-3 leads in the fourth set and UMKC was no closer than three points down the stretch. Fassbender had five kills in seven swings to pace the attack.
North Dakota State is scheduled to play South Dakota at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the DakotaDome in Vermillion, S.D. The Coyotes are 12-14 overall and 6-8 in the league after a 3-0 home win over South Dakota State on Friday.