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Dickinson State Downs Golden Eagle Volleyball 3-0
August 31, 2007

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414

(Grand Forks, N.D.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women’s Volleyball team opened up the 2007 Fighting Sioux Volleyball Fall Tournament against a very solid Dickinson State team. The Blue Hawk’s put a complete match together, shutting out the Golden Eagles 3-0.

A combination of attack errors and strong Blue Hawk defense kept all UMC attackers under double-digit kills for the match. Leading the way for UMC offensively was Katie Bonine (Fr., OH, Cottage Grove, Minn.) who finished the match with nine kills. Setter Cassie Yates (Jr., S, Buffalo, Minn.) finished the match with 24 assists on the Golden Eagle’s 29 kills. Yates also led the team with seven digs.

Attack percentage defined the game as UMC finished with a .000 attack percentage to Dickinson’s .374. Contributing to this powerful Blue Hawk offense and defense was the outstanding play of Judith Boel who finished the match with a .667 attack percentage (14 kills, 2 errors, 18 total attacks). Defensively Boel had seven block assists in the match and Dickinson State as a team finished with 15.5 total blocks.

The Golden Eagles are now 2-4 on the season and Dickinson State moves to 5-0. The team returns to the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center tomorrow, Saturday, September 1 to take on Northern Michigan. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.

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