NSIC Weekend: Volleyball – Winona State University Athletics

MINOT, ND – The Winona State University volleyball team hits the road for the longest trip in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), taking on Minot State University on Friday at 6 pm and the University of Mary on Saturday at 1 pm

Winona State (4-7 overall | 0-4 NSIC) will take on the Beavers on Friday looking to crack into the win column in NSIC play and keep the Beavers winless on the year. Minot State has notched an 0-11 record so far in 2022. On Saturday, WSU will look to take advantage of a rebuilding UMary team that is 2-10 on the season, heading into the weekend.

WSU fell in both their home matches last week against nationally-ranked competition; the Warriors stretched both Augustana University and Wayne State College – ranked # 23 and # 3 in the country, respectively – to four sets.

GAME & FAN INFORMATION

  • Live stats and live video are available at the links above & on the WSU Volleyball schedule page.
  • Friday’s match is in the Minot State Dome; Saturday’s contest is at the McDowell Activity Center.

WINONA STATE STORYLINES

  • WSU is looking for their first NSIC win of the year and hoping to break a four-match losing skid.
  • Winona State has an 11-1 record versus Minot State in their last 12 outings.
  • The Warriors earned 3-0 wins over Minot State last season.
  • Madison Larson leads WSU in total kills (145) and kills / set (3.72)
  • Jaci Winchell has dished out 332 assists this year, good for a 9.49 mark.
  • Sidney Paulson and Taylor Pagel are tied for the team lead in service aces with 12 apiece.
  • The top two Warriors in hitting percentage are Madison Larson (.254) and Rylee Vaughn (.250)
  • Mikenna Joerger leads the Warriors with 47 blocks on the season and 1.31 Blk / S.
  • Head coach Joe Getzin is 347-326 in 24 seasons as a head coach and is on victory pace to reach the 350 mark in 2022.

Minot State STORYLINES

  • The Beavers are winless on the year.
  • Minot State has played in two five-set matches; 3-2 losses to UMD and Midwestern State.
  • The Beavers have lost 3-0 on eight occasions in 2022.
  • Alexandra Koontz leads MSU in kills with 76.
  • Jaina Macaulay has 198 Beaver assists on the season.
  • Piper Asche has accumulated 44 total blocks on the year for AU
  • Alex Lehocky joined Minot State in the 2021-22 academic year.

DEAD STORYLINES

  • UMary is 2-10 overall and 1-3 in NSIC play.
  • The Marauders picked up their first NSIC win against Minnesota – Crookston last week.
  • Maddie Cooper led UMary to their win versus UMC with 12 kills and 12 blocks.
  • Kaia Sueker is second in the NSIC with 203 total digs on the year.
  • UMary suffered three consecutive 3-0 NSIC losses before beating Crookston 3-2.
  • Abby Pollart is in her second season at UMary.

WARRIOR NOTABLES

  • Winona State will travel around 730 miles on their North Dakota trip this weekend.
  • WSU is 14-0 against UMary since 2010.
  • The Warriors are 11-1 over Minot State, dating back to 2012.

For the most up to date news in Warrior Athletics, please visit: www.WINONASTATEWARRIORS.com and @WinonaStateATH.


About Winona State University Athletics:

The Winona State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, as an integral part of the educational mission of the institution, is committed to offering opportunities to experience academic and athletic excellence for our student-athletes through two simple words: Graduate Champions.

Fourteen Warrior programs compete at the NCAA Division II level within the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Winona State University competes as an affiliate member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) in the sport of women’s gymnastics.

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