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Doane Takes Down No. 21 NWU

Doane was able to put together a strong offensive attack and kept Nebraska Wesleyan off balance in the service game as the Tigers came away with a 3-0 victory over the Prairie Wolves in GPAC volleyball action on Friday evening.  The game was also a battle of ranked teams with Doane currently ranked No. 17 in the NAIA and NWU ranked No. 21 in NCAA Division III.  Game scores in favor of the Tigers were 25-13, 25-13 and 25-20.

As a team, the Tigers hit .393, pounding out 52 kills compared to just 27 by Nebraska Wesleyan.  The Prairie Wolves were limited to a .117 attack percentage as Doane finished with nine team blocks.

Leading the way offensively was Ivie Speer who posted 13 kills and a .524 attack percentage.  Jessy Livers added 11 kills and Susan Rollman hit .500 in posting 10 kills.  Kellie Peterson added nine kills and a .533 attack percentage.

Dishing out the passes were Heather Davison and Cassie Reicks.  Davison posted 24 set assists and Reicks added 19 assists.

Reicks and Livers teamed to lead the team in service aces with two apiece.  Davison and Peterson each had one.

Defensively, Rollman posted a game-high six total blocks.  Terra Andreasen along with Livers and Peterson posted three total blocks each.

Emily Schwisow led the team with 14 digs and Livers added 10.  Nicole Skolnick posted nine digs for the Tigers.