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Rabbits roll at Gonzaga Tournament

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 09/01/2012 20:47:58

SPOKANE, Wash. - The South Dakota State volleyball team downed UC Riverside 3-1 on Saturday to complete a perfect weekend at the Gonzaga Tournament.

The Jackrabbits won by the set scores of 25-19, 21-25, 25-18 and 25-19 to improve to 5-2 on the season. UC Riverside falls to 4-3.

"Nice weekend for us. We fought to keep control of matches and did a very good job of maintaining our defensive focus," head coach Phil McDaniel said. "We made some very positive strides this weekend, and I'm proud of our leadership group."

It took another balanced attack from the Jackrabbits to complete the weekend sweep. Kelli Fiegen set the offensive pace with 13 kills and seven block assists. Kaitlin Klingemann finished with nine, Bailey Philippot eight and Margit Hansing seven kills to go with her 11 digs.

Shay Birath led the defense with 13 digs, while Lexi Fowler added 10 digs to go along with her team-high 22 set assists for the double-double.

Three Highlanders posted double-digit kills, led by Amanda Vialpando. Shelby LeDuff finished with 13 kills and added 15 digs for her double-double.

Tournament officials plan to announce the all-tournament team following the final match of the night, so stay with GoJacks.com for the latest.

The Jackrabbits return to action on Tuesday, when they open the home schedule against North Dakota at 7 p.m.

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