Jacks volleyball team looks to snap 8-game losing streak


The South Dakota State volleyball team is looking to stop an eight-game losing streak when they take on the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Frost Arena.

The Jacks are coming off a weekend where they didn’t win a set in three matches in the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival Tournament in Valparaiso, Indiana. They fell to Central Michigan University, Duquesne University and tournament host Valparaiso by scores of three sets to none. 

The Jacks come into the matchup against UND (6-5) with a record of 1-10. The Fighting Hawks have won four of their last five.

This will be the Jackrabbits’ second game at Frost Arena this season. They lost the first to Bradley University by a score of three sets to none. 

The Jacks come into the match with a season hitting percentage of .131 and average of 10.58 kills, 13.64 digs and 1.44 blocks per set. The Fighting Hawks enter the contest with the hitting percentage of .226 on the season.

Senior outside hitter Ashley Beaner comes into the match leading the Jacks in kills per set with 3.28 and is also leading the team in blocks per set with 0.58. Sophomore Mattison Munger leads the team in assists per set with 8.32 and junior Ellie Benson is the leader in digs per set with 3.86.

UND is led by junior middle hitter Faith Dooley who leads the team in kills per set with 2.63. Senior outside hitter Chelsea Mosley leads the team in hitting percentage with .380. Junior setter Sydney Griffin leads the Fighting Hawks in assists per set with 10.14.