Volleyball falls to Omaha in season finale

BROOKINGS, S.D. (GoJacks.com) — The South Dakota State women’s volleyball team fell to Omaha, 3-1 (20-25, 25-16, 23-25, 18-25) in its season finale on Sunday at Frost Arena.

The Jackrabbits concluded its season with an overall record of 6-22 and 3-13 in Summit League matches. Omaha, who will be advancing to the Summit League Championship, is 17-13, 10-6 Summit League.

Makenzie Hennen led the team with 16 kills, while adding eight digs, two blocks and a service ace. Crystal Burk recorded a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs. Ashlynn Smith added nine kills, on a .467 hitting clip, to the offensive efforts. Madison Fay tallied 19 assists and Carly Wedel had 17. Tatum Pickar held a team-best 16 digs, while Tori Thompson and Anna Nerad each recorded three blocks.

Seniors Makenzie Hennen and Ashlynn Smith were honored prior to the match as part of Senior Day.

South Dakota State finished tied for eight in the Summit League standings and will not be advancing into the postseason as only the top six teams make it to the Summit League Championship.

(Photo: SDSU Sports Information)