The South Dakota Coyotes volleyball team’s six-game losing streak came to a halt last Saturday when they defeated the South Dakota Jackrabbits 3-2.
The Coyotes won the first set 25-19, but after losing the next two would have to rally to win the final two sets.
Sophomore Kendall Kritenbrink led the team with 29 kills en route to 71 total on the night for USD. Sophomore Riley Haug was also crucial in the victory, as she had a team leading 25 digs.
The team now will prepare for its game against Summit league foes IUPUI Oct. 12.
In their previous match-up on Sept. 15, the Coyotes lost 3-1 to IUPUI.
Friday’s match will be a part of a two-game home stand, with the Coyotes being pitted against
Western Illinois Oct. 14.
On the season the Coyotes (8-11) have gotten sturdy play from junior Tori Kroll, who leads the team with 705 assists.
Kroll also leads the team with 21 service aces on the season.
But, the Coyotes have more than enough time to make up for the uninspiring losing streak.
The relatively young squad will have to learn on the fly and try to get back to .500, while playing some very talented teams.
The volleyball season has one month left remaining, with only three games left on their home schedule.