The Oakland Grizzlies dealt the South Dakota volleyball team its third-straight conference loss, 25-23, 23-25, 25-12, 25-22.
The Coyotes (7-8, 1-3 in Summit League) struggled again on the offensive end with 30 attack errors and seven service errors. Over the two-game weekend, USD had 52 attack errors and 17 service errors.
Kendall Kritenbrink (Gretna, Neb.) had another double-double with 18 kills and 11 digs, but the Coyotes were led on defense by a 17 dig performance by Katie Bunkers (Columbus, Neb.). Kim Bulaga (Crystal Lake, Ill.) recorded 13 digs and Kaitlyn Hastings (New Berlin, Wis.) dug up 12 balls.
Natalie Walseth (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) also added to the Coyote attack with nine kills, and Tori Kroll (Germantown, Wis.) racked up 41 assists.
Oakland (9-6, 2-2) had several strong performers, but was led by a pair of players recording double-doubles. Conference kills per set leader Meghan Bray recorded 18 kills and 14 digs, and Taylor Humm tallied 11 kills and 15 digs.
Brittany Holbrook added more to the Grizzlies offense with 11 kills, and Alli Kirk led Oakland in digs with 20.
South Dakota will take a quick break from conference action to play at Creighton on Tuesday at 7 p.m. They will return home to host Kansas City on Saturday at 7 p.m.
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