The Dakota State Volleyball team traveled to take on Bellevue in the North Star Athletic Association volleyball postseason’s semifinals for the third consecutive year The top-seeded Bruins used a balanced offense attack with five different hitters with double-digits kills, defeating the fourth-seeded Trojans in four sets by the scores of 25-20, 23-25, 25-19, and 25-11.
Dakota State, who defeated Bellevue in the past two seasons in the NSAA semifinals to reach the championship match, finished their season with an overall record of 14-10. The Trojans hit double-digit victories for the 10th time in the last 11 seasons, as well as winning record for the third consecutive year.
Bellevue, ranked No. 15 in the latest NAIA Volleyball Coaches Top 25 national poll, lifted their overall record to 16-4. The Bruins will host third-seeded and No. 20-ranked Viterbo, who defeated second-seeded Mayville State (N.D.) in a thrilling five-set match in Mayville, N.D. in the NSAA volleyball postseason tournament’s championship match on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.