SPEARFISH, SD -- Against Michigan Tech, the Augustana survived dropping the first game but held on to a 32-34, 25-22, 25-17, 25-14 victory.  Jordan Spatenka led the Vikings with 14 kills while Holly Hafemeyer finished with 11 kills adding to the offense. Courtney Ysker and Taylor Hrdlichka each finished with nine kills. Marissa Johnson finished the match with 31 set assists while Grace Sanders led the Vikings with 20 digs.

Augustana finished with 17 blocks including four solo blocks by Ysker. Hafemeyer added two solo and four block assists in the match.

Augustana held the University of Mary to a .138 attack percentage on its way to a clean sweep (25-12, 25-15, 25-18) of the Marauders in the Black Hills State volleyball tournament on Friday afternoon. The Vikings improve to 4-2 on the season while U-Mary falls to 0-5.

The Vikings jumped out to a huge lead in the first set and never looked back. Augustana quickly took a 19-9 lead behind the arms of Hrdlichka and Spatenka. The Vikings kept the Marauders offense at bay holding them to a .037 attack percentage.

Augustana had a strong showing offensively this afternoon with a .333 attack percentage for the match, including .455 in the second set while committing just one error.

Hafemeyer led the Vikings offensively against the Marauders with 10 kills. Ysker finished with nine kills and six digs while Hrdlichka and Spatenka each finished with six kills.

In set two, the Vikings cruised to a 19-10 lead after a four-point swing led by two kills from Ysker. The two teams traded points but the Vikings held a seven-point lead at 22-15 before closing-out the set on a three-point run.

After trading points early in the third set, the Vikings went on a five-point run to take a 15-8 lead. U-Mary grabbed four of the next five points before Augustana ripped off another four-point run to take a 20-12 lead.

Augustana continues action in the Black Hills State tournament tomorrow at 10 a.m. against Colorado Christian before closing-out the tournament against Chadron State at 4 p.m.

Courtesy:  Augustana College