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Tech volleyball salvages one win from Dakota trip

September 10, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

SPEARFISH, S.D. - The Michigan Tech volleyball team defeated Briar Cliff in five sets before dropping a four-set match to Black Hills State Saturday.

"It was our defense that kept us in the match," said Tech coach Matt Jennings following the Briar Cliff win. "We kept a lot of balls in play."

Jacqueline Aird finished with a team-high 29 digs. Madeline Haben chipped in 25 digs, and Shelby Jones and Abby DeWitt each finished with 16 and 15 digs respectively.

Shelby Jones and Jordanna Kero led the offensive attack for the Huskies against Briar Cliff finishing with 12 kills each. Aubrey Havlichek contributed 10 kills.

The Huskies closed out the weekend with a 3-1 loss to the host Black Hills State.

"We played well at times, but didn't execute when we needed to," said Jennings. "We lacked consistency at the net and on defense. We know we can and must do better in certain areas. Those will be addressed this week in practice as we prepare for conference play to start."

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Kienna Sharp hit .407 and tallied 15 kills. Aird made 14 digs, and Havlichek finished with nine.

Tech (3-5) will open GLIAC play at Lake Superior State Friday.



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