It was an early exit for Wayne State and Nebraska Kearney in the Division II volleyball central regional being played on the campus of UNK. The top seeded Lopers were beat in five sets by Colorado School of Mines, the only team to beat the Lopers during the regular season. UNK sees their season end at 32-3. Earlier in the day the season ended for the 10th ranked Wildcats of Wayne Sate who were beat in straight sets by Minnesota-Duluth. The Wildcats end their season at 23-8.
The Orediggers (19-10) managed to beat the Lopers (32-2) as junior outside Jackie Stabell recorded 29 kills, 15 digs and a block. After being down 2-0, Kearney not only tied things up at two but led 2-0 in the fifth set. However, Mines scored 10 of the next 13 points to open up an insurmountable lead. This run featured three team blocks and two kills from Stabell.
Wayne State hit .100 in the match with 29 kills and 19 errors on 100 attacks while the Bulldogs hit .255 with 44 kills and 18 errors on 102 attacks. Minnesota Duluth held a block advantage 10-7 over WSC while also holding the edge in assists (43-26), service aces (6-3) and digs (48-36).
Individually, the Wildcats were led by Mindy Moody with 10 kills while Tali Fredrickson and Cori Hobbs each notched six, Alex Armes recorded four, Melanie Plackie chipped in two kills and Shelby Schultz added one kill. McKenna Reagan and libero Leigh Connot led Wayne State with eight digs apiece while Fredrickson had six and Tatum Wroblewski contributed six. Wroblewski also accounted for 24 of the team 26 assists.