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Cougars win 7th straight in volleyball

The University of Minnesota, Morris won a seventh straight volleyball game at Presentation Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Thanks to 15 kills from Abby Tietz and another 13 from Jennifer Schmidt the Cougars swept Presentation for the second time in a week. The Cougars hit .331 as a team in the 25-22, 25-19, 25-18 sweep.

Hannah Knot had nine kills without a single error in 20 attacks against the Saints. Kaylie Clark and Emily Auch had 16 digs each to lead the defense. Mandy Allman had 27 assists and Brook Decker had 22 setting up the offense. 

Presentation hit .312 in the first set, out hitting UMM by .008 points, but it was the Cougars who took the set 25-22 thanks to six kills apiece from Tietz and Schmidt. Auch had seven digs in the first set alone. 

It was all Morris in the second set as they hit .372 and held the Saints to .125 hitting. The Cougars had just two attack errors in set two. 

Minnesota Morris never trailed in the third set, out hitting Presentation .312 to .100. Four blocks and four more unforced errors by the Saints' attack were too much for them to overcome