Northern Colorado volleyball defeats Idaho State, records series sweep


Northern Colorado volleyball (9-3) got back on track this weekend and picked up its fourth series sweep of the season.

The Bears won all three sets against Idaho State in Pocatello on Sunday and did the same on Monday night. They went 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-18) behind a strong, even attack. They finished with a .316 combined hitting percentage, completely outpacing the Bengals at .067.

“I thought we were much sharper tonight and didn’t give away so many unforced errors,” UNC coach Lyndsey Oates said in a statement. “We were aggressive at the service line again which kept them out of rhythm and off-balance. Our offense was very balanced which was a good sign for us that we can be scoring from five different positions.”

Senior Taylor Muff recorded eight kills, three digs and a solo block in the first set, helping the Bears break away after Idaho State rallied from nothing to tie the score 6-6.

Junior Kyndall Feather added six digs and two aces in set No. 1.

The team held the Bengals to just .032, while finishing with a .267 hitting percentage.

In set two, sophomore Rachel Hickman and senior Lauren Hinrichs contributed five kills each, making up for half the team’s points.

Northern Colorado finished its road trip with another decisive third set. The team logged 19 kills, including Feather’s first of the season.

Feather finished the match with a game-high 19 digs to accompany her kill and three aces.

Muff’s night ended with a game-high 13 kills and five digs.

In total, the Bears finished with 43 kills and 45 digs to Idaho State’s 24 kills and 36 digs.

UNC will have a bye week before hosting Northern Arizona on March 14 and 15.

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