Wildcats sweep Patriots 3-0
By Heather Jordan
BOWDLE, SD – Northwestern finished the season in high style sweeping Eureka-Bowdle 3-0 in a final Lake Region Conference volleyball match-up. The Wildcats enter Region 1B as the top-seeded team, and will host its first round match on October 30th at 6 p.m. at the Aberdeen Civic Arena. Northwestern tallied 16 service aces, led by Tya Weideman with six and four from Moira Duncan. Senior Riley Grandpre led the attack for the Wildcats with 12 kills converting on 19-19 attack attempts, while Madalyn Groft and Sydney Schell each added 7 kills. Groft set up the offense for the Wildcats with 28 assists. Defensively, Weideman and Groft led the Wildcats with 16 and 13 digs respectively.
Northwestern (32-2) 25-25-25 Eureka/Bowdle (6-18) 6-10-4
*Eureka/Bowdle stats not reported
Serving: Northwestern 69-72, 16 aces (Tya Weideman 25-25, 6 aces, Moira Duncan 9-10, 4 aces).
Hitting: Northwestern 72-79, 36 kills (Riley Grandpre 19-19, 12 kills, Madalyn Groft 10-10, 7 kills, Sydney Schell, 9-11, 7 kills).
Setting: Northwestern 28 assists (Groft 28 assists).
Digs: Northwestern 49 (Wiedeman 16, Groft 13).