Jacks Volleyball defeats North Dakota

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — The South Dakota State women’s volleyball team defeated North Dakota, 3-1 (25-17, 15-25, 25-22, 25-22), on Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena.

Pacing the Jackrabbits was Crystal Burk who recorded 18 kills, just one shy of her career best. Burk also tabbed her fourth double-double of the season as she added 13 digs. Ashlynn Smith posted her first double-double of the season with 11 kill and 11 digs. Makenzie Hennen added 10 kills, while Anna Nerad recorded two service aces. Madison Fay and Carly Wedel supported the offense with 27 and 17 assists, respectively.

Tatum Pickar led the back-row defense with 23 digs, just one shy of her career best of 24 digs. Tori Thompson and Nerad tied for a team-high four blocks, while Smith added three.

The Jackrabbits improved to 5-13 overall and 2-4 in Summit League play, while the Fighting Hawks fell to 9-10 overall with a 1-4 mark in Summit League action.

The Jackrabbits conclude their three-game homestand on Friday as they take on Purdue Fort Wayne in a 7 p.m. matchup at Frost Arena.