No. 10 UMD volleyball drops five set thriller to Augustana

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On Saturday, the #10 ranked University of Minnesota Duluth volleyball team will serve up against the nation’s #1 team in DII in Wayne State, but the Bulldogs first had to get past the Augustana Vikings on Friday night.

UMD entered the matchup on Friday with a record of 10-2 on the season looking for back-to-back NSIC wins.

The Bulldogs tied the first set at two a piece Cianna Selbitschka created a high-flying corner kill. comes swinging from the corner for the kill. She led the team in kills with 18.

Still in the first set, the Bulldogs tied the game up again at eight with the help of a kill by Hope Schjenken, getting it past two defenders. She was second on the team in kills with 17.

The game went set for set with the Vikings taking the first two, then the Bulldogs picking up sets three and four. In the end, the Bulldogs fell in a close one, 2-3.

They will be back at Romano gym on Saturday; the game is set for 4 p.m.