DENVER (SDSU) — The South Dakota State volleyball team fell in three sets to Denver Saturday afternoon at Hamilton Gymnasium. Set scores went 25-22, 25-22, 25-21.
SDSU falls to 4-15 on the season and 2-5 in the Summit League while Denver improves to 7-9 overall and 6-2 in the conference.
The Jackrabbit offense struggled to get in rhythm and hit .130 in the contest with only 33 kills and 18 attack errors.
Denver tallied 48 kills as a team at a .214 clip, led by 15 kills from Cassie Davis.
The Pioneers had a slight edge in blocks, 9-7. Martin posted six blocks (three solo, three assisted), followed by two from Winter and Sydni Schetnan.
Set one: SDSU had a 13-11 lead before a five-point run pushed Denver ahead, 16-13. The Jacks worked their way back to within one at 19-18 but could not regain the lead.
Set two: The Jackrabbits got out to a quick start in the second set and led 16-5 after a 5-0 run. SDSU led 18-8, then Denver scored nine of the next 10 points to come within two. The next two points went to the Jackrabbits, then Denver won with an 8-1 run.
Set three: Denver went up 12-7 in the final set. SDSU responded with four straight points to come within one. The teams traded points from there until Denver, leading 22-21, put down the final three points of the match.
- SDSU is 3-23 all-time against Denver.
The Jacks play at South Dakota Tuesday night for the first contest of the Interstate Series.