earn 1st ever DAC
win over Blue Hawks
By Brad Blume
Sports Information Director
RAPID CITY --- The South Dakota
School of Mines women’s volleyball
team accomplished something Friday
night that the Lady Hardrockers
haven’t done in more than a decade --
- defeat the Dickinson State Lady
Never has Mines won a match over
the empowered Hawks since the
inception of the DAC eight years and
running. DSU has had a strangle hold
over the league winning every DAC
regular season crown.
“It’s nice to be the coach that did, however I am happier for the girls and the seniors especially,” said
Hardrocker head coach Beth Honaker. “It’s nice to have the monkey off our back because now we know we
can beat them.”
The SD Mines women won the Dakota Athletic Conference match Friday night, 3-1, at the King Center in
Rapid City to improve to 11-10 on the season and 3-5 in the conference. The Hardrockers defeated
Dickinson, 25-20, 27-25, 19-25, 25-18.
Individually, junior Katherine Hanson was on fire, recording an impressive 22 kills and was 42-47 on the
attack while conference leading killer, Ashley Kauffman followed with 8 kills and was 48-56 on the attack.
;Senior Renae Keppen was a big factor at the net for the Hardrockers with five assisted blocks and one
solo. Senior libero Jenny Hiykel was outstanding with 24 digs and setter Reanna Roberson had five service
aces on the night.
The Hardrockers are back in action today taking on Minot State in another DAC matchup.
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