POCATELLO, Idaho – Northern
Arizona volleyball took a step back in the Big Sky Conference
Championship race on Saturday with a 3-1 loss to Idaho State. The
Lumberjacks were down 2-0, rallied to win the third set, but
ultimately fell in the fourth and final frame. NAU lost the match
by scores of 25-20, 25-19, 20-25, and 25-16.
NAU (7-13, 4-7 BSC) played well on Saturday totaling 52 kills for a hitting percentage of .229, well above its season average of .176. Unfortunately for the Lumberjacks, Idaho State (10-14, 4-8 BSC) also played a great match hitting .257 with four players with double-digit kill totals.
The Lumberjacks were led by freshman outside hitter and setter Kelli Dallmann who posted the second triple-double of her short career with 19 assists, 14 kills, and 14 digs. Dallmann is one of two players in all of Division I women's volleyball to average three assists, two kills, and two digs per set.
In addition to Dallmann’s outstanding performance, freshman Anna Gott totaled a career-high 29 digs. Gott is ranked second in the conference in digs per set with 4.41. She averaged 7.25 per set on Saturday night.
The Lumberjacks had four players with double-digit dig totals and also posted 20 blocks, the most on the year. NAU even had four players, with 10 or more attempts, hit over .200 for the match.
Despite falling behind 2-0 after sets one and two, NAU had opportunities to win those sets holding leads in each. The Lumberjacks were up 11-9 in the first and 17-16 in the second before Idaho State mounted comebacks.
NAU will remain in sixth place in the conference standings as Idaho State holds at seventh with one more loss than the Lumberjacks.
The women will return to Flagstaff next weekend for matches against Montana State and Montana. NAU is set to face Montana State on Thursday, November 5 and Montana on Saturday, November 7. Both matches are schedule for 7:05 p.m. start times.
March 26, 2010 Spring Breakin with Soccer and Volleyball
March 16, 2010 Volleyball Announces Spring Schedule
February 2, 2010 Volleyball Team Earns Seven All-Academic Selections
November 27, 2009 Volleyballs Dallmann Named Outstanding Freshman
November 19, 2009 Volleyball to Close Season at Northern Colorado
November 16, 2009 Volleyball Signs One, Small to Join Lumberjack Roster in 2010
November 14, 2009 Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision at Eastern Washington
November 13, 2009 Volleyball Swept by Portland State, Dallmann Puts Up Double-Double
November 6, 2009 Lumberjacks Sweep Montana State, Will Face Montana on Saturday
November 4, 2009 Volleyball Closes Home Schedule with Montana State and Montana
October 31, 2009 Missed Opportunities for Volleyball in 3-1 Defeat
October 31, 2009 Volleyball Tops Weber State, Big Sky Race Heats Up
October 29, 2009 Pair of Matches for Volleyball on the Road
October 22, 2009 Volleyball Unable to Fight Off Sacramento State
October 21, 2009 Volleyball Gets Sacramento State at Home on Thursday
October 17, 2009 Volleyballs Win Streak Snapped by Portland State
October 10, 2009 Volleyball Notches Second Conference Win
October 9, 2009 Volleyball Falls 3-0 to Montana
October 8, 2009 Volleyball to Play Pair of Matches in Montana
October 3, 2009 NAU Volleyball Held Off by Northern Colorado
October 2, 2009 Volleyball Hosts Northern Colorado on Saturday Night
September 25, 2009 Volleyball Pushes Sacramento State Throughout in Four-Set Defeat
September 24, 2009 10 Questions with Volleyball's Anna Gott
September 22, 2009 Volleyball Travels to Sacramento State
September 19, 2009 Volleyball Collects First Conference Win Against Weber State
September 18, 2009 Lumberjacks Fall in Four Sets to Idaho State, Dallmann Posts Triple-Double
September 17, 2009 Volleyball Starts Conference Play with Idaho State and Weber State
September 11, 2009 Volleyball Rallies to a Fifth-Set, Falls 3-2 to Wyoming in Home Opener
September 9, 2009 Volleyball Set to Host 2009 Fiesta Bowl Tournament
September 5, 2009 Volleyball Defeated by No. 16 USC in Trojan Invitational Finale
September 3, 2009 Volleyball Drops 3-0 Match to No. 21 Pepperdine at Trojan Invitational
September 2, 2009 Volleyball Travels to Trojan Invitational
August 30, 2009 Volleyball Defeated by Tulsa 3-0 to Close Bronco Invitational
August 29, 2009 Volleyball Suffers First Loss at Bronco Invitational
August 28, 2009 Volleyball Tops Boise State at Bronco Invitational
August 26, 2009 Volleyball to Play in 2009 Boise State Invitational
August 12, 2009 Volleyball Season Preview: Young Squad Gears up for 2009
August 9, 2009 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame Recipients Announced
July 31, 2009 Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award