The North Dakota State College of Science volleyball team remained undefeated on its home court after four victories Friday and Saturday versus area opponents. The Wildcats were simply dominant, not dropping a single set in all four weekend matches.
The victory parade began on Friday with a stomping of St. Cloud Technical College, Minn. After getting off to a 25-14 win in the first set, the Wilcats improved, taking the last two sets by scoers of 25-11 and 25-12. NDSCS was led by Kaylee Pender and Baylee Wilson, who each recorded seven kills and two blocks. Moriah Skroch also added seven kills and Katie Wangberg pitched in 18 assists.
NDSCS’ final Friday opponent, Anoka Ramsey, Minn., gave the home team a tougher challenge, but NDSCS was by far the best team on the floor. After a 25-14 win in the first set, Anoka Ramsey increased its play but its wasn’t enough as the Wildcats won the final two sets, 25-19 and 25-18.
Wangberg was the star for the Cats in that match, leading the team in kills (6), blocks (2), digs (12) and assists (20).
On Saturday, things just got better for NDSCS as it began with a 3-0 win over Hibbing Community College, Minn. After a 25-19 win in the first set, the Wildcats just got better, taking the final two sets by 25-17 and 25-11 scores. Wilson had eight kills to lead NDSCs and Shellina Irwin added 23 digs on defense.
NDSCS completed the weekend with a three-set win over Northland, 25-14, 25-15, 25-19. Wilson again led the Wildcats with 10 kills, while Irwin added 21 digs and Wangberg had 28 big assists.
The Wildcats (18-5) continue its homestand Tuesday night, hosting Mon-Dak Conference opponent Dawson Community College, Mont.