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Jaguars complete season sweep of Jackrabbits

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 10/20/2012 17:57:58
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INDIANAPOLIS - South Dakota State fell into an 0-2 hole in the first meeting against IUPUI at Frost Arena on Sept. 21, but came back to force a fifth set before falling 3-2. The Jackrabbits fell into that same 0-2 hole on Saturday in Indianapolis, but didn't make it to five sets, as the Jags rolled to a 25-22, 25-19 and 25-16 sweep.

The Jackrabbits fall to 14-9 overall with the loss and to 6-5 in The Summit League, IUPUI improves to 16-8 overall and to 9-3 in the league.

"We struggled tonight defensively, which made it difficult to get into a rhythm in transition." head coach Phil McDaniel said.

Kelli Fiegen led the all players with 14 kills and with five block assists. Kelly Herrmann added nine kills and eight digs in the loss. Shay Birath led the SDSU defense with 13 digs.

IUPUI's Moriah Fair and Kelsey Hoefer both finished with 10 kills in the win. Fair added six digs, while Hoefer hit .450 (10-1-20).

The Jackrabbits struggled to hit just .140 as a team in the match (41-24-121), while the Jaguars hit .284 (42-13-102). IUPUI also finished with a 10-6 advantage in team blocks.

The Jackrabbits return home next weekend for their final three home matches of the season. The homestand starts against Oakland on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by a Hobo Day affair with IPFW on Saturday at  7 p.m. Saturday's match also marks senior day for the Jacks.

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