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College volleyball: Host Bison split a pair of five-set matches in tournament

North Dakota State won its opener against Chicago State but lost a tough five-setter to Central Michigan on Friday in the NDSU Tournament.

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FARGO — North Dakota State split a pair of five-set matches during the first day of the NDSU Tournament on Friday.

The Bison defeated Chicago State 25-17, 23-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-11 in their first match before Central Michigan prevailed in the nightcap 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 17-25, 20-18.

Against Central Michigan, NDSU's Ali Hinze had 21 kills and Syra Tanchin finished with 20. Michelle Glover and Alexis Boling both had 11 kills. Hinze, Glover and Boling all had five blocks.

Setter Kelley Johnson had 58 assists and 13 digs, and Logan O'Brien had a team-high 33 digs.

Against Chicago State, the Bison rallied from a set down through three sets to get the win.

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Glover led the Bison with 19 kills, Tanchin had 18 and Hinze had 16. Glover also had five blocks and Tanchin also served three aces and had 18 digs. Johnson had 58 set assists and 15 digs.

The Bison play their last tournament game against Montana State at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Chicago State and Central Michigan play at 12:30 p.m. to close out the tournament.

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