Tritons go 3-1 at NDSCS Tournament

Tritons go 3-1 at NDSCS Tournament

The #16 Iowa Central volleyball team traveled to Wahpeton, North Dakota to take part in the North Dakota State College of Science Tournament.  The Tritons opened up with (RV) and 9-1 Bismarck State.  The Tritons started off sluggish and could not get anything going.  The Tritons would hit just .081, dropping the match to Bismarck 20-25, 14-25, 23-25.  Amaya Finley had 13 kills, Abby Lohrmann 22 assists, Kryssie Okinaka 28 digs, and Fernanda Orsi 3 blocks.  

Friday night squared the Tritons up with Lake Region State College.  Errors slowed the Tritons ability to get anything going, but Iowa Central would sneak out with a win, 3-2, winning the 5th set 15-4.  Libby Zorn and Amaya Finley both had 14 kills while Kayla Faldet chipped in 11, Abby Lohrmann and Fernanda Orsi had 23 and 17 assists, respectively; Kryssie Okinaka (24), Abby Lohrmann (18), Amaya Finley (18), and Hannah Murray (17) all had double digit digs, and Kayla Faldet and Asarar Gony each had 6 blocks on the night.

Saturday morning's 9am game was a rematch from last week's 2-3 set back to host NDSCS.  NDSCS, coming in at #20 in the National Rankings, entered the match at 12-0 on the year.  Set 1 was a back and forth battle, with both teams trading set point.  The Tritons would inch out set 1 27-25, and they used that momentum going forward, winning sets 2 and 3 25-18, 25-21.  Amaya Finley and Libby Zorn once again led the offense with 20 and 13 kills, respectively.  Abby Lohrmann dished out 39 assists, Kryssie Okinaka (23 digs), Hannah Murray (19 digs), and Taylor Bienemann (16 digs) controlled the back court while Abby Lohrmann and Asarar Gony both had 3 blocks. 

Saturday afternoon's match versus Miles CC saw the Tritons with a 3-1 win, finishing out the tournament with a 3-1 record.  The Tritons won 25-18, 25-12, 22-25, 25-13.  Libby Zorn and Amaya Finley led the Tritons' offense with 15 and 11 kills, respectively;  Abby Lohrmann (33 assists) and Fernanda Orsi (10 assists) spread out the offense;  the Tritons had 13 service aces with Kryssie Okinaka serving up 4 aces;  Okinaka (29 digs) and Hannah Murray (21 digs) led the defense in the backcourt with Abby Lohrmann, Asarar Gony, Fernanda Orsi, and Kayla Faldet each adding 2 blocks. 

The Tritons are now 13-5 on the year and 3-0 in ICCAC Conference play.  They return to action on Wednesday at 7pm at Ellsworth.