FLAGSTAFF – Kelli Dallmann did all she could to help
Northern Arizona volleyball pull out a win over Idaho State, but
the freshman outside hitter, who doubles as the team’s
reserve setter, was unable carry the Lumberjacks to their first Big
Sky Conference win. NAU lost 3-1 to the Bengals at the Rolle
Activity Center Thursday night in the conference opener for both
NAU (3-7, 0-1 BSC) was graced with the return of outside hitter Lexi Sullivan, who missed two of the Lumberjack’s three matches at the Fiesta Bowl Tournament last weekend. Sullivan’s return was bittersweet as the sophomore from Mesa, Ariz., left Thursday’s match early with another injury.
Forced to play without last year’s Big Sky Freshman of the Year, the Lumberjacks leaned on its core of freshmen: Dallmann, Anna Gott, Lauren Campbell, and Lexie Schroeder.
After falling 2-0 in the opening sets, NAU relied on its more experienced players to rally the freshmen and challenged the Bengals in the third set. Dallman slid from setter to outside hitter as senior Jana Mays-Robinson came off the bench in an attempt to sway the Bengals' momentum.
Dallman broke out with a .300 hitting percentage and 14 kills in only two sets playing on the outside. Campbell added a team-high 15 kills with Mays-Robinson collecting 22 assists. Gott and Schroeder teamed up for 35 digs while Dallman added 14 digs of her own posting the Lumberjacks’ first triple-double of the season. She totaled 17 assists prior to Mays-Robinson entering the match.
Despite the Lumberjacks’ 27-25 come-from-beyond win in the third set, Idaho State (5-5, 1-0 BSC) proved to be too strong down the stretch. The Bengals defeated NAU in the fourth set despite a late Lumberjack rally.
The match finished with Idaho State edging NAU in four sets by scores of 26-24, 25-21, 25-27, and 25-21.
The Lumberjacks will play Weber State (1-9) on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at the Rolle Activity Center.
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