Aggies oust Jacks in three
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The South Dakota State volleyball team looked to rebound for a season-opening loss to No. 15 Iowa State earlier on Friday with a good showing against Texas A&M in Friday night, but came up on the short end, as the Aggies downed the Jackrabbits 3-0 by the set scores of 25-10, 25-12 and 25-12.
"We didn’t respond well to the pressure that Texas A&M put on us tonight. Their speed got to us in all three sets," head coach Phil McDaniel said. "It’s a learning process, and we have to handle the ball better for us to succeed."
The loss drops the Jackrabbits to 0-2 on the season, while the Aggies, who received votes in the AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll, improve to 1-0.
No player on either team reached double-digit kills, but Texas A&M’s Angela Lowak did reach nine kills to lead all players in the match. She also added seven digs and a pair of block assists.
The Jackrabbits look to snap the season-opening skid on Saturday, when they take on host North Dakota at 1 p.m.