Posted at: 11/24/2013 9:14 PM
By: Eyewitness Sports
For the second time in a week and a half, the second-ranked UMD volleyball team defeated No. 3 Concordia-St. Paul, but this victory was in straight sets and earned the Bulldogs a conference title.
Senior outside hitter Kate Lange had 19 kills and nine digs, and freshman middle blocker Sydnie Mauch registered 15 kills. Sophomore setter Ashley Hinsch earned all-tournament recognition with 50 assists in the three-set match.
UMD had not defeated the Golden Eagles twice in one season since 2007
As the NSIC champion, UMD earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Division-II tournament. The Bulldogs will learn their first round opponent during a selection show on Monday night.