In what will be remembered as one of the best games of the 2019 Mon-Dak season, No. 16 North Dakota State College of Science mounted a furious rally to survive an upset bid by Williston State in five sets.
North Dakota State College of Science moved up two spots to No. 16 nationally in the Week 7 NJCAA D2 Top 20 Poll released Monday evening.
NDSCS (19-6) has won 17 of its last 21 matches, including picking up a pair of wins over nationally-ranked Kirkwood and North Iowa Area CC last weekend in Fort Dodge. Three of the Cats four losses since Sep. 1 have come against teams currently ranked inside the top 11 nationally.
After what started as a tough weekend in Iowa, North Dakota State College of Science bounced back with a pair of wins over nationally ranked teams on Saturday at the Triton Invitational in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
The Wildcats were swept by No. 4 Cowley and fell to No. 11 Iowa Central for the second time this season.
North Dakota State College of Science Volleyball continued its hot streak, topping Miles for its seventh straight win Tuesday night at Ed Werre Arena.
Miles is the only team to beat the Wildcats in Mon-Dak Conference play this year, a four-set win in Miles City last month. NDSCS was impressive on Tuesday, battling for two back-and-forth set wins (25-23, 27-25), before drilling MCC 25-13 in the final set.
North Dakota State College of Science moved up one spot to No. 18 nationally in the Week 7 NJCAA D2 Top 20 Poll released Monday evening.
NDSCS (15-4) has won 13 of its last 15 matches, including six straight wins overall. Of those 13 wins, nine have been perfect sweeps and three have been won in four sets.
North Dakota State College of Science retained its nationally-ranked status, coming in at No. 19 in the Week 6 NJCAA D2 Top 20 Poll, released on Monday afternoon.
NDSCS (13-4) has won 11 of its last 13 matches, including four straight wins overall. In fact, the Cats have won 23 of their last 26 sets. The Wildcats are essentially tied atop the Mon-Dak Conference standings with Bismarck State, but the Cats hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.
Parkland (IL) remained at No. 1 nationally behind a 34-1 record entering the week. Defending national champion Coffeyville (KS) comes in at No. 2. Catawba Valley (NC), Glendale (AZ) and Johnson County (KS) round out the top five.
NDSCS will visit Lake Region State on Oct. 2 and host Minnesota State-Fergus Falls on Oct. 4. The Wildcats are entering a brutal stretch that will see them play 10 games in 15 days.
FULL NJCAA POLL: http://njcaa.org/sports/wvball/2019-20/div2/polls
No. 20 North Dakota State College of Science picked up its biggest win of the young season, dropping Mon-Dak rival N0. 19 Bismarck State College in an impressive 3-0 sweep Monday at Ed Werre Arena in Wahpeton.
While it’ll go down as a sweep, it was a competitive match throughout.
The Wildcats took the first set 25-17 but were pushed to the brink in sets two and three, nabbing 25-23 and 25-21 set wins.
North Dakota State College of Science dropped out of the NJCAA D2 Top 20 Poll for the first time this season in the Week 4 edition of the weekly ranking.
The Wildcats are the top team outside of the top 20, giving them an unofficial ranking of No. 21.
NDSCS in its first match since having a 12-game home winning streak snapped, the Wildcats were dominant in their Mon-Dak home-opener, sweeping Dakota College – Bottineau 3-0 on Tuesday night at Ed Werre Arena.
It was “Pancake Feed Night” for the fans, but the Cats were clearly hungry as well, jumping on DCB 25-14 and 25-9 in the first two sets of the night. Jane Passa’s group then rallied from a third-set deficit to steal the third set 25-19.
North Dakota State College of Science Volleyball capped its western road trip with a 3-1 victory over Dawson Community College on Wednesday night.
The Wildcats (6-3, 1-1) seemed as though they’d be in a dogfight early. After winning the first set, 25-21, DCC took the second set, 25-15. But, NDSCS was able to regroup during the intermission and take sets three and four decisively.
NDSCS Volleyball moved to 5-2 on the season with a three-set sweep of Dakota County Technical College on Wednesday in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
The Wildcats domination started from the outset, with NDSCS claiming the first two sets 25-17 and 25-19 respectively. DCTC put up a valiant effort in the decisive third set, but the Cats were able to pull out a 27-25 win.
Sophomore outside hitter Gabby Hahn has been named the Mon-Dak Player of the Week. During a 4-2 week for the Wildcats, Hahn had 81 kills in 243 attempts with 24 errors, 10 blocks and 77 digs. That includes 18 kills in an upset of No. 4 Kirkwood (Iowa). The 5-foot-10 All-American also recorded the 500th kill of her career in Sunday’s upset of then No. 11 Northeast (Neb.).
Following a difficult Friday that saw the Wildcats go 0-2, North Dakota State College of Science Volleyball bounced back with a pair of wins over nationally-ranked opponents, upsetting No. 4 Kirkwood (Iowa) before knocking off tournament host No. 11 Northeast (Neb.).
North Dakota State College of Science enters the 2019 season ranked No. 13 nationally in the Preseason NJCAA D2 Top 20 Poll, released earlier this month.
The Wildcats are coming off a 31-4 campaign that saw them host and win the Region XIII Tournament and advance to the national tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons.