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Cougars split 4 volleyball matches

The University of Minnesota, Morris were 2-2 in recent volleyball matches. The Cougars defeated non-conference teams Pillsbury Baptist and Trinity Bible College, but fell to Northland College and St. Scholastica in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference matches.

UM-Morris 2

Pillsbury 0

The Cougars picked up a non-conference win at Pillsbury Baptist in Owatonna Sept. 30 in three games, 25-15, 25-14, and 25-18.

Natalie Thomas had a double-double night with 10 kills and 12 digs to lead the Cougars.

Sam Pfannenstien recorded 19 set assists, while Kacy Aasen contributed 10.

St. Scholastica 3

UM-Morris 0

The Cougars returned to UMAC action Thursday when they hosted St. Scholastica. The Cougars started out strong with a 13-9 lead in the first game, but the Saints dominated to win in three, 25-19, 25-10, and 25-14.

Briana Czer led the Cougars with 12 kills.

Pfannenstien had 23 set assists.

Czer, Casey Stott, and Colleen Hermes all recorded eight digs.

UM-Morris 3

Trinity Bible 0

The Cougars got back on a winning track Friday in their first game of the night, defeating Trinity Bible College in three sets, 25-9, 25-9, and 25-15.

Stott paced the Cougars with nine kills and six digs.

Shannon Bosek also had nine kills.

Alison Pippo recorded eight kills and six digs.

Pfannenstein recorded 20 set assists, and Aasen had 11.

Northland 3

UM-Morris 2

After defeating Trinity, the Cougars came back to play a tough five-game match with Northland College, losing 25-19, 26-24, 15-25, 27-25, and 16-14.

Czer had a double double with 18 digs and 15 kills.

Pippi led the Cougars with 18 kills.

Hermes had four ace serves along with 16 digs.

Bosek had four ace blocks.

Stott had 13 digs, while Aasen recorded 12.

Pfannenstein had 43 set assists, along with 11 digs and three ace serves.