BROOKINGS, S.D. - The Fighting Leatherneck volleyball team (7-8, 2-3) concluded their week of Summit League road action 2-1 after falling to South Dakota State (10-4, 3-1) Saturday evening (Sept. 22). Western defeated Oakland (Sept. 17) and North Dakota State (Sept. 21) earlier this week.
The Leathernecks dropped the first set of Saturday's match, 25-16, before evening the match at 1-1 with a 25-21 set two win. The Jackrabbits, however, were able to hold off the Leathernecks in sets three and four, and earn the 3-1 match victory.
Ann Miller and Katie Hosteng led the Leathernecks attack with 16 and 12 kills, respectively. Miller (.225) and Hosteng (.250) also led the team in hitting percentage in a night when the team as a whole struggled (.138 team hitting percentage).
Sarah Fetter again racked up assists for Western, compiling 46 in the match, marking the sixth time this season she has tallied 45-plus.
The Leathernecks return home next Friday (Sept. 28) for a match against the Omaha Mavericks. The two teams will play at 7 p.m. inside Brophy Hall.