Soccer and volleyball add to win columns

University Relations

University Relations

The South Dakota State University women’s soccer team won its home opener at Fishback Soccer Park Saturday 3-1 over Wayne State (Neb.). The Jackrabbits outshot the Wildcats 41-11 on the day, including a 26-2 advantage in the second half.

Kelsey Worcester, a freshman from Anamosa, Iowa, scored the Jacks’ first goal of the contest, when she scored from five yards out in the first half. Wayne State’s Melissa Benson would tie the game in the second half, scoring off a cross from teammate Mary Anne Liebentrit.

Senior Michelle Rahe then added a goal in the 69th minute to give the Jacks a 2-1 advantage early in the second half. Freshman Lisa Robinson added an insurance goal late in the contest off an assist by freshman Vanessa Paswaters.

South Dakota State goalkeeper Brittan Frazier had nine saves on the day, with all nine coming in the first half.

South Dakota State recorded its second win on teh season, bringing its record to 2-4 on te year. With the win, SDSU ran its home unbeaten streak to 10 dating back to the final game of the 2002 regular season.

In volleyball action, South Dakota State won the first game, but Loyola (Ill.) came back to win the next three in the teams’ opening match Friday at the Jesuit Joust hosted by marquette University.

After the Jackrabbits scored a 30-26 victory in Game 1, the Ramblers fought back to win by scores of 35-33, 33-31 and 30-21. The marathon second game featured18 ties and 10 lead changes. SDSU failed to convert on two game points in Game 2 and thre game points in Game 3 in falling to 4-6 on the season. Chicago-based Loyola improved to 6-3.

Minette Ridenour again led the jackrabbit attack as she posted her sixth double-double of the season with a 24-kill, 22-dig performance. Freshman Krisina Martin, playing near her hometown of Hubertus, Wis., also contributed a double-double with 13 kills and 18 digs.

Seri Aamild tallied a career-high 12 kills and added four blocks in a reserve role as SDSU held a 10-7 blocking advantage.

Another Milwaukee-area native, sophomore stephanie Behm, from Jackson, Wis., ran the Jackrabbit offense with 49 set assists.

SDSU libero Sarah Simet lead all players with 26 digs.

Marquette University swept the Jacks, the next day, 30-25, 30-22, 30-15.

South Dakota State charged back from a two-games-to-one deficit to defeat Boston College in the teams’ finale at the Jesuit Joust hosted by Marquette University.

Game scores were 15-30, 30-26, 22-30, 30-27 and 15-12 in favor of the Jackrabbits, who improved to 5-7 overall. SDSU trailed 11-8 in Game 5 before rallying for the victory.

Kim Bostrom was one of three Jackrabbit players to share team-high honors with 13 kills as she moved to within 25 of 1,000 for her career. Seri Aamlid set a new single-match career high with 13 kills and all-tournament selection Sarah Biggerstaff added 13 kills.

Kristie Klusaw handled the bulk of the setting duties with 40 assists. Sara Doschadis established a single-match career high with 26 digs.