Netters take two out of three in Omaha

Adam Zobel

Adam Zobel

The 23rd-ranked SDSU Jackrabbit volleyball team traveled to Omaha this past weekend for the North Central Region Challenge, winning two out of three matches against teams from the NSIC.

The Lady Jacks began their weekend on Friday as they fell to Winona State 3-2 in a rematch of SDSU’s season opener.

The Jackrabbits took a 2-1 lead before Winona State won the final two games to claim victory and avenge defeat by SDSU on Aug. 28.

Senior Wendy O’Neill became the eighth Jackrabbit to reach the 1,000 career-kill mark as the Tuthill native scored 21 kills against the Warriors.

Freshman Laura Hegerle led the Jacks with 22 kills and12 digs.

The Yellow and Blue rebounded on Saturday with a three-game triumph over Bemidji State.

O’ Neill led the offense against the Beavers as she tallied 14 kills.

Freshman Minette Ridenour contributed ten kills, nine digs, and six service aces to pace the Jackrabbit attack.

The defense was led by ten digs from freshman Lindsey Gothe.

The Lady Jacks ended their weekend with a three-game victory over Minnesota State, Moorhead.

The Jackrabbits were led by a 15 kill performance by junior Kim Bostrom. The Circle Pines, Minn. native compiled a .462 hitting percentage.

Junior Sarah Biggerstaff added 11 kills and a .474 hitting perecentage.

Junior Sarah Simet keyed the SDSU defense with 16 digs.

O’Neill contributed 10 kills to up her career mark to 1,036 kills.

SDSU now stands at 9-4 for the year. Their final nonconference match of the season is on Tuesday as they host Wayne State at Frost Arena.

Conference play begins on September 26.