Jackrabbits secure postseason bid on Senior Night
The South Dakota State volleyball team secured a berth in next weekend's Summit League Tournament on Saturday with a 3-0 sweep of Centenary in the regular season and home finale.
The Jackrabbit won by the set scores of 25-15, 25-18 and 25-16 to finish the regular season with a 16-13 overall record and a 12-6 record in The Summit League. Centenary ends its final season in Division I with a 3-23 overall record and says goodbye to The Summit league with an 0-18 league record.
Kelli Fiegen led the Jacks with 11 kills, Kaitlin Klingemann added 10, Kelly Herrmann nine and Ellyce Youngren eight kills in the win. The Jacks hit .394 as a team in the win with Youngren leading the way with at .500 (8-0-16), Fiegen hit .471 (11-3-17), Herrmann .421 (9-1-19) and Klingemann .389 (10-3-18).
Stevie Hurlbirt led the Ladies with 10 kills on the night, but also recorded 10 errors in 42 swings for a .000 hitting percentage. She also added 10 digs for the match's only double-double.
The Jackrabbits return to action next weekend in Fargo, N.D. at The Summit League Tournament, but despite securing a berth, the Jacks do not know their first round opponent quite yet. IPFW secured the No. 1 see, while the host Bison secured the No. 2 seed, leaving SDSU with either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed.
If IPFW defeats Southern Utah on Saturday, SDSU would be the No. 3 seed and face the Bison in the semifinals.
If Southern Utah defeats IPFW on Saturday, SDSU would be the No. 4 seed and face the Mastodons in the semifinals.