SMSU VOLLEYBALL: Mustangs open homestand tonight facing Sioux Falls

Independent file photo SMSU’s Emma Thomssen sets the ball during their match against Augustana last Thursday. The Mustangs will open a three-match homestand tonight against Sioux Falls.

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State volleyball team (7-3, 2-0) opens a three-match conference homestand today facing Sioux Falls (6-4, 1-1) at 6 p.m. in the PE Gym.

SMSU went undefeated in its contests last week sweeping Augustana in the home opener on Thursday and defeating Wayne State in a five-set victory on Saturday.

As of Sunday, Taylor Reiss leads the nation as well as the conference in kills per set (5.22) and points per set (5.70). She is also leading the conference in attacks per set (13.65), total attacks (505), and total kills (193). Reiss also moved up to the second in all-time school records for kills with 1675. Reiss also recorded a career-high 94 attacks in the match against Wayne State on Saturday

In addition to Thomssen and Reiss, several other Mustangs recorded career-highs as well. Sarina Smith earned a career-high 16 kills, Emma Thomssen, a career-high 61 assists and 17 digs, and Kaylee Burmeister, a career-high 28 digs.


at a glance

Cougars have four hitters all recording over 100 kills this season. Lexi Scott (113), Bria Barfnecht (129), Averey Yaksich (102), Makenna Rockeman (104) all contribute 448 of the teams’ 561 kills this so far this season. USF Setter Krista Goerger has dished out 384 assist so far this season. USF won their last match against Augustana on Saturday in five-sets (19-25, 19-25, 25-22, 28-26, 15- 13) after going down two sets. Rockeman and Barfnecht led the match with 17 kills each.

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