The Golden Eagles look to end a six game losing streak.
The University of Minnesota Crookston volleyball team will hit the road to take on No. 2 Concordia University-St. Paul and Minnesota State University Fri., Oct. 13 and Sat., Oct. 14.
The Golden Eagles come into the weekend with a 4-13 (1-7 NSIC) mark and are looking to snap a six-game skid dating back to a Sept. 19 win over Bemidji State University. Minnesota Crookston came within a combined nine points in three sets against Upper Iowa University last Saturday but were unable to come away with wins in any of the three sets. They held late leads in 2-of-3 sets against the Peacocks.
Minnesota Crookston is averaging 10.3 kills per set on the season. They come into Friday hitting .152 on the season. The Golden Eagles have looked to the play of Kassi Green (R-Sr., OH, Anoka, Minn.), who has been among the best attackers in the NSIC this season. Green currently ranks fourth in the conference with 4.09 kills per set. The Golden Eagles are looking for consistency at second outside hitter position along with Green. Deaira Gresham (Fr., OH, Maplewood, Minn.) comes in tallying 1.44 kills per set on the season.
At middle hitter, Minnesota Crookston has looked to Kelci Green (R-Sr., MH, Anoka, Minn.), who leads the way with 2.11 kills and 0.82 blocks per set. Callie Schapekahm (Jr., MH, Eagan, Minn.) is coming off a strong match against Upper Iowa in which she hit .421 with nine kills and just one error. Schapekahm has averaged 1.30 kills and 0.54 blocks per set on the season. On the right-side, Kaitlin Sikkink (R-So., RS, St. Charles, Minn.) is averaging 1.32 kills and 0.60 blocks per set.
Kaycie Hagen (Sr., S, Savage, Minn.) has been the go-to setter for the U of M Crookston. Hagen is tallying 8.45 assists and 2.55 digs per set.
At libero, Minnesota Crookston has looked to Maggie Perrel (R-Sr., Lib., New Germany, Minn.), who is tallying 3.32 digs per set. In addition to Perrel, Becca Vandenheuvel (Sr., DS, Cannon Falls, Minn.) has been strong in the back-row with 2.70 digs per set.