Box Score Recap
Waldorf University
Valley City State
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Volleyball - Sat, Sep. 30, 2017
Waldorf (Iowa) (3-17, 0-6 NSAA)2023190
Valley City State (N.D.) ( 8-8, 2-3 NSAA)2525253
Valley City, N.D.,
Waldorf (Iowa)Indv. LeadersValley City State (N.D.)
#8 Kaitlyn Monck - 15Kills #1 Clarissa Olson - 14
#6 April Jones - 5Blocks #9 McKinley Putnam - 4
#4 Kelsey Sederquest - 14Digs #8 Charlotte Huschka - 9
#5 Danica Cheney - 2Aces #10 Leah Ruter - 3
Waldorf (Iowa)Team StatisticsValley City State (N.D.)
0.178Hitting %: 0.288
8.0Blocks: 6.0
48Digs: 40
2Aces: 5

The Valley City State volleyball team moved back to .500 on the season with a sweep of Waldorf University on Saturday.

The Vikings improved to 8-8 with the victory, sweeping the Warriors by scores of 25-20, 25-23 and 25-19. Valley City State is now 2-3 in conference play. Waldorf drops to 3-17 overall and 0-5 in the NSAA.

Clarissa Olson led the Viking attack with 14 kills and just one error, hitting for a .542 percentage. It was part of a strong hitting performance by the Vikings, who out-hit the Warriors .288 to .178.

The Vikings never trailed in set one. After Waldorf pulled to within 16-15 the Vikings created some separation with three straight points, getting back-to-back kills by freshman Paige Benson and another kill by Autumn Johnson to take a 19-15 lead. The Warriors would get no closer than three points the rest of the set.

In set two, the Warriors took an early 11-8 lead before VCSU scored five straight points, including two aces by Leah Ruter and two kills by Olson. Waldorf battled back and took a 20-18 lead on kills by Kaitlyn Monck and Kyra Platzek. The Vikings would make the last run though, scoring six of the next eight points to take a 24-22 lead en route to the 25-23 victory.

Set three belonged to the Vikings from the start at they led 3-0, 11-4 and 21-11 before Waldorf made a late rally. The Warriors got to within 24-19 before Benson downed match point with her 12th kill of the day.

Benson's 12 kills set a new career-high in a three set match as the freshman hit .360 in the win. Rowan Garcia and Leah Ruter each had 17 assists, and Ruter added three aces and a team high nine digs. Charlotte Huschka tallied eight digs. The Vikings had six team blocks, led by four assists from freshman McKinley Putnam.

Kaitlyn Monck led Waldorf with 15 kills. Kyra Platzek added 10 kills for the Warriors and Elisabeth Tramm had 29 assists.

Up next: Valley City State travels to Mayville State for a conference match on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Waldorf will play a non-conference match at Mount Mercy on Tuesday, Oct. 3.