SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team traveled to Sioux Falls Wednesday night looking for some revenge after the Cougars swept the Tigers at the team’s Labor Day Classic Saturday night.
Dakota Wesleyan kept all three games close, but lost 3-0 to USF, which started the move to the NCAA Division II two seasons ago. The Cougars won 25-22, 25-14 and 25-19.
Junior Rachel Tinklenberg and Sam Sandau paced Dakota Wesleyan with six kills each and sophomore Dani Bird added five kills. Bri Jung had 16 assists and also led the team with seven digs, and Stacie Brinker chipped in with seven digs.
Sarah Kohler led the Cougars with 12 kills and Kellee Griese and Emily Johnson each finished with nine. Alexa Reed had 37 assists and Andrea Odbert and Johnson both had eight digs.
The Tigers are now 2-7 overall and return home Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8, for their second home tournament in as many weekends. Dakota Wesleyan hosts the DWU Corn Palace Classic for the third straight year. The tournament kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday morning when DWU hosts Valley City State University. The Tigers also play Clarke University at 8 p.m. Friday, and are back in action Saturday when they play College of St. Mary at 10 a.m. and Dakota State University at 6 p.m.
- Viney starts 2013 recruiting class with four signees
- Sandau, Swenson earn scholar-athlete honors
- Bird, Tinklenberg earn All-GPAC honors
- Eriksen, Jung earn CoSIDA academic honors
- Tigers end season at Hastings