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College volleyball: Bison battle but fall in Summit League semifinals

No. 3 seed North Dakota State lost to No. 2 Omaha in a fight for a spot in the Summit League tournament championship game on Saturday in Omaha, Neb.

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OMAHA, Neb. — North Dakota State forced extra points in the fourth set but Omaha prevailed in the Summit League Championship semifinals on Friday.

Omaha won 16-25, 25-19, 25-18, 27-25.

The Bison were two points from elimination in the fourth set but battled back to not only tie the set but they took a 25-24 lead. Omaha's McKenna Ruch atoned for the attack error that put the Bison ahead with a kill to tie it. A Bison attack error gave the Mavericks a 26-25 lead and Olivia Curry served an ace to end the match.

Ali Hinze led the Bison with 14 kills and she also had four blocks. Michelle Artis had 13 kills and a team-high seven blocks. Syra Tanchin had 12 kills, four blocks and 13 digs.

Setter Kelley Johnson had 41 assists and 13 digs, and Logan O'Brien had 18 digs.


The Bison closed out the season 21-11.

Omaha is 20-9 and plays No. 1 seed South Dakota for the tournament championship and the Summit League's automatic NCAA tournament berth at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. The 28-3 Coyotes will be playing for a third-straight league tournament title.

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