by Hans Bristol / firstname.lastname@example.org / @hans_bristol / (Photo SCSU Athletics)
10-4-19 St. Cloud State 3 Minot State 0
The Huskies Volleyball team got right back to their winning ways on Friday night in Minot, as St. Cloud State swept Minot State in three sets 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-14).
As a team, SCSU had a very balanced attack going up against the Beavers. In total, SCSU notched 42 kills, 39 assists and 5 aces in the win. 59 team digs and 8 blocks kept the Minot State attack at bay, letting the Huskies control each aspect of the match from start to finish.
Ten different Huskies recorded kills in the match. Halle Hughes led the squad with nine kills while just committing two errors through 15 total attempts. Abby Templin and Linsey Rachel each finished with six kills apiece, while Rachel Houle added five kills as well.
Brynn Heinonen earned four assists in her first ever appearance as a Husky, while Maddy Torve had a strong game as well with 30 assists.
10-5-19 St. Cloud State 3 Mary 1
A weekend North Dakota sweep was in order for the Huskies volleyball team, as the team rounded out the weekend with a 3-1 win (25-17, 23-25, 25-13, 25-12) Saturday afternoon over the University of Mary.
After dropping the 2nd set in the match to the Marauders, SCSU would not look back dominating sets 4 and 5 with major wins in points. Dominant offensive result resulted in a team .269 kill percentage, the highest total in conference play so far.
St. Cloud State’s Linsey Rachel earned a team high 12 kills and 17 digs notching her eleventh double-double stat line of the season. Marah Mulso closely trailed Rachel in the stats with 10 kills and 3 blocks in the match.
Senior libero Clara Krenz paced the Huskies defensively with zero reception errors and 26 digs in the match.
#12 St. Cloud State continues to march on with a impressive season, now after the weekend results sitting at 13-1 overall on the season and 5-1 in NSIC play. The record sits the team at 2nd currently in the NSIC overall standings.
The Huskies will enjoy home court this weekend, when the welcome MSU-Moorhead and Northern State to Halenbeck Hall Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Of note, Saturday’s matchup against Northern State will feature the #2 and #3 teams currently in the NSIC Standings.