GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- Three different North Dakota players recorded double-doubles, powering the home team to its 18th straight home win with a 3-0 win over Idaho State Thursday in Big Sky Conference play. North Dakota has now won 35 consecutive sets at home as well, dating back to last season.
North Dakota embarks on the second half of the Big Sky Conference schedule with six of the final eight at home at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. It starts with a four-match homestand, hosting Idaho State Thursday and Weber State Saturday.
OGDEN, Utah-- It's probably becoming somewhat of a given, but the well-decorated senior middle blocker for North Dakota has had a standout career and continues to impress on a weekly basis. For that, Faith Dooley has been named the Big Sky Conference's Defensive Player of the Week yet again, the fourth time she's won a weekly award from the league this season.
MISSOULA, Mont. -- North Dakota dominated host Montana Saturday evening in Big Sky Conference play, hitting a season-high .423 with just seven total attack errors in a 3-0 sweep. UND was paced by Jordan Vail's 11 kills while Faith Dooley added 10 as the Fighting Hawk middle hitters combined to hit .588 in the win.
BOZEMAN, Mont.-- North Dakota notched its 20th overall win, the ninth time in the last 10 years, with a 3-0 win at Montana State Friday in Big Sky Conference play. The win helped UND shake free from a brief two-match skid as it improved to 5-2 in league play.
North Dakota heads to Montana State and Montana, respectively, following the season's first back-to-back losses. UND is finishing a stretch that puts the Fighting Hawks on the road for six of their first eight conference matches.
Tune in to tonight's North Dakota Coaches Show live from the Ground Round and hear from UND hockey coach Brad Berry, volleyball coach Mark Pryor and football coach Bubba Schweigert.
PORTLAND, Ore.-- Host Portland State handed North Dakota its second consecutive loss-- the first time this season-- with a 3-1 win Saturday evening in Big Sky Conference play.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- Sacramento State out-lasted North Dakota, 3-2, to remain unbeaten in Big Sky Conference play Thursday night. UND suffered its first defeat in league play this season and its first loss in five sets this year as well (4-1).
The two last Big Sky Conference unbeaten teams meet Thursday as North Dakota visits Sacramento State. UND's trip continues Saturday at Portland State.
OGDEN, Utah-- North Dakota's Faith Dooley and Sacramento State's Kennedy Kurtz earned this week's Big Sky Conference player of the week honors. Kurtz was named the Offensive Player of the Week honoree, while Dooley picked up the Defensive Player of the Week award, her third weekly honor and second defensive nod.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.- The University of North Dakota volleyball team registered just seven attack errors in an efficient 25-15, 25-12, 25-20 sweep of Eastern Washington in Big Sky Conference play at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Saturday morning. It extended UND's home winning streak to 17 straight matches with the home team claiming 32 straight set wins in that span.