MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University volleyball team rebounded from its first loss of the season to close out the Corn Palace Classic with a win over Valley City State University Saturday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D.
The Tigers (5-1) battled through four close sets to top the Vikings (1-3) in four, 19-25, 25-20, 27-25, 30-28. DWU finished the annual event 2-1.
Senior outside hitter Lauren Tadlock (Rapid City, S.D.) led the Tigers with 21 kills and 11 digs for a double-double, while adding two solo blocks and two block assists. The offense was orchestrated by senior setter Michelle Van Epps (Lakefield, S.D.) with 47 assists to go along with five kills and 10 digs.
Freshman Rebecca Frick (Yankton, S.D.) continues to adjust to the college game, getting better each match. She finished with 12 kills, five digs and two block assists. Senior outside hitter Dana Misiaszek (Mitchell, S.D.) added 10 kills and five digs.
One night after crossing the 1,000-career dig mark, senior Libero Taylor Spence (North Branch, Minn.) posted a match-high 37 digs.
The Tigers take on rival Dakota State University at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Madison, S.D.