Wolves Answer Back and Defeat No. 20 Augustana

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     The Northern State volleyball team defeated their fourth Top-25 ranked team of the 2015 season from Wachs Arena, handling Augustana University 3-0. The number two Wolves improve to 22-2 overall and 14-2 in NSIC.
     The Wolves got an early jump in set one, defeating Augustana 25-16. Set two was a battle between the two top teams but resulted in Northern State’s favor with a score of 25-23. In the third and final set, the Vikings took an aggressive 5-0 lead, but the Wolves would ultimately come back to end the set 25-19.
     Kelsey Chambers (Sr.) led the Wolves attack with 20 kills, followed by Cari McGarvie (Sr.) with 11, Tori Biach (Jr.) with eight and Mandy Kurosky (So.) with seven. McGarvie also recorded an attack percentage of .526. Renee Hoffman (Sr.) led NSU in digs, with 14 in the match. Amanda Tobin (Jr.) added 10 digs to the cause, and Annika van Oosbree (So.), Biach and Drew Smith (Sr.) each tallied five digs a piece for the Wolves.
     Smith collected 50 assists to add to her career assist record for Northern State. Kellie Schmit (So.) was solid defensively against the Vikings, with four blocks in the three sets.
     Northern recorded ten more kills than the visiting Vikings, and tallied only ten attack errors in the win. NSU also led the game with 51 digs and three service aces.
     The Northern State University volleyball team will continue NSIC competition from home against Bemidji State on Saturday, November 7, and against University of Minnesota Crookston on Sunday, November 8.

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