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College volleyball: Yellowjackets split to open home tourney

UWS beat Northland 3-1 but was swept by Nebraska Wesleyan.

Protus Babaya scored in double overtime to lift Wisconsin-Superior to a 3-2 UMAC victory over Northwestern Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in college men’s soccer in Roseville, Minnesota.
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SUPERIOR — Wisconsin-Superior's day got off to a good start and a rough finish as the host of the Subway Stinger Classic volleyball tournament at Mertz Mortorelli Gym on Friday, Sept. 9.

The Yellowjackets took down Northland 3-1 (25-14, 22-25, 25-19, 25-20) in their opener before a 3-0 (25-22, 28-26, 26-24) sweep at the hands of Nebraska Wesleyan.

Alexie Pryd dominated Northland with 19 kills and a .318 hitting percentage. Maiana Stark added 11. Colleen Claude dished out 24 assists, while Jenna Anderson's 18 digs led UWS, complemented by 17 from Hailey Atwood and 12 from Pryd.

Against the Prairie Wolves, UWS ended up on the short end of three close sets. It was tied 22-22 in the first before NWU won the last three points. The Yellowjackets fought off four set points before succumbing in the second set, and UWS had a set point at 24-23 in the third before losing the last three points of the match.

Cassy Teff led the Yellowjackets with 13 kills, while Stark kicked in 12 and Pryd 10. Atwood notched 24 digs, while Pryd had 20 and Lizzy Schmidt 15. Lizzy Schmidt was UWS's assist leader with 22.


UWS (2-4) continues in the tournament with games against Macalester and St. Scholastica on Saturday.

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