The Dragon volleyball team split their weekend matches again, soundly defeating Bemidji (Minn.) State University 3-0 on Friday before falling to the conference-leading University of Minnesota-Duluth 3-0 on Saturday.
Freshman outside hitter Annie Palmquist led the Dragons on Friday night with 12 kills and was named player of the game. Junior middle blocker Meredith Egeland contributed in a major way, posting eight kills, eight digs and seven block assists.
Dragon liberos, junior Katy Ness and sophomore Angie Waller chipped 24 and 14 digs respectively, and junior setter Anna Olson managed 35 assists.
After a strong outing against the Beavers, the Dragons came up short Saturday against the Bulldogs.
Ness was the Dragons’ player of the game, tallying 23 kills, 14 of them in the first set.
Other key contributors were freshman middle blocker Maggie Gruber with 12 kills, junior middle blocker Meredith Egeland with 11 kills and three block assists, and junior setter Anna Olson with 34 assists and five digs.
The Dragons (12-13 overall, 10-8 in the NSIC) will travel to Winona (Minn.) State University and Upper Iowa University (Fayette) this weekend to finish the regular season.
BY DANNY DETERMAN