The fifth-ranked Red Raider volleyball team remains undefeated as they improved their record to 16-0 this week with wins over Concordia and Dordt.
Last Saturday, Sept. 18, Northwestern claimed a 3-0 win over 17th-ranked Doane College. Game scores were 25-19, 25-21 and 25-20. The offense hit .295 in the match compared to the Tigers’ .227.
Senior Bobbie jean Rich led the attack, hitting .556 and getting 12 kills and five blocks. Senior Hillary Hanno hit .400 and totaled 11 kills and 14 digs, while sophomore Jennie Jansen added nine kills. Senior Kaitlin Beaver contributed six kills and 43 assists, along with 12 digs and five ace serves. Junior Rylee Hulstein added 15 digs.
On Wednesday night, Sept. 22, NW snapped Dordt’s 14-match winning streak by claiming a 3-1 victory. Dordt claimed the first set, 25-20, before the Raiders took the next three, 25-21, 25-20 and 25-18.
Hanno led the team with 12 kills and six ace serves, while Hulstein had ten kills. Jansen added nine kills and hit .474 on the outside. Beaver lofted up 44 assists and had nine kills. Sophomore Heather Goehring went 13-for-13 from the service line and had two ace serves. Hulstein added 21 digs on defense, and Hanno and Rich had 13 and 10, respectively.
The Raiders head to Bellevue, Neb., this Friday and Saturday to play in the Bruin’s Premier Classic.