(Crookston, Minn.)- The Golden Eagle Women’s Volleyball team kicked off the Homecoming weekend tonight against the Wildcats of Wayne State College in a well fought defensive match in Lysaker Gymnasium. The University of Minnesota, Crookston lost in three sets tonight by scores of 26-30, 16-30, and 27-30. Service errors did not help the Golden Eagles, as the team committed seven service errors in the first two games and 10 overall on the night.
Heather Foreman (Jr., OH, Brandon, Manitoba) led the Golden Eagles with10 kills, two service aces, and 12 digs. Theresa Crance (Sr., MH, Timber Lake, S.D.) continued her consistent attacking with nine kills and a .304 attack percentage. Allison Zajicek (Jr., OH, Beatrice, Neb.) had a great defensive night with one block solo and four assisted blocks, in addition to her three kills. Katie Bonine (Fr., OH, Cottage Grove, Minn.) had nine kills, three service aces and two block assists in the match. Megan Derouard (Sr., DS/S, Kenora, Ontario) and Cassie Yates (Jr., S, Buffalo, Minn.) split the duty at setter tonight, with 20 and 17 assists respectively.
For the Wildcats, Emily Schroeder had 15 kills, two service aces, and four blocks assisted. Jennifer Hefner also had 15 kills on the night, with two digs, and four blocks assisted.
Tonight’s loss brings the Golden Eagles to 4-15 on the season and 2-7 in NSIC play. The Wildcats improve to 12-9 overall and 5-4 in NSIC play. The Golden Eagles take on the #8 ranked Southwest Minnesota State University Mustangs tomorrow evening at 5:00 p.m. in Lysaker Gymnasium.
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The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).
(Story written by Matt Scheerer, Sports Information Intern)