College volleyball: Bison let one slip in five sets to Omaha

The Mavericks rallied to win the final two sets and defeat North Dakota State on Friday

North Dakota State's Kirstin Tidd hits against Omaha during their women's volleyball match Friday, March 12, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

FARGO — North Dakota State appeared poised to wrap up a four-set victory over Omaha on Friday night, but the Mavericks had other ideas.

Omaha rallied after playing two unimpressive sets to take the final two and defeat the Bison in five. The Mavericks won 25-21, 18-25, 17-25, 24-21 and 15-12.

The Bison (6-5 Summit League, 8-5 overall) and Mavericks (9-4 Summit, 10-5) play again at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 13.

The Bison recovered from the first-set loss to take the second and third, and then they rallied from an eight-point deficit in the fourth set to pull within at 22-20. But the Mavericks won three of the last four points to take the set.

In the fifth set, the Bison again came back from an early deficit to knot the set at 10-10, but Omaha's Alexa Blase and Sadie Limback recorded three-straight kills, Rylee Marshall put away the 14th point and a Bison attack error ended the match.


NDSU's Syra Tanchin had 12 kills and hit .294 and Ali Hinze had 17 kills but hit just .125. Allie Mauch and Kirstin Tidd both had eight kills. Kelley Johnson had 43 set assists, Taylor Quan had 16 digs, Hinze had 16 digs and Kylee Hanger had 12 digs.

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