The Minnesota Crookston volleyball team fell in four sets at No. 12 Southwest Minnesota State Saturday.

    Minnesota Crookston falls to 4-15 overall (2-9 NSIC).

    Porsha Porath led the way for the Golden Eagles with 12 kills on 42 total attacks, and also recorded 10 digs. Dearia Gresham chipped in with nine kills and a .333 attack percentage, while Sydney Kruisselbrink paced the team with eight kills and 30 assists.

    Southwest Minnesota State overwhelmed Minnesota Crookston at first, winning the first two sets 25-13 and 25-17. The Golden Eagles didn’t go away, though, coming out on top in a back-and-forth third set, 27-25.

    The Mustangs bounced back, winning the fourth set, 25-14, and the match.

    Minnesota Crookston is back at home next weekend to host Wayne State and Augustana. First serve with the Wildcats is set for 6 p.m., on Friday night inside Lysaker Gymnasium.

Golden Eagles swept by Sioux Falls

    Minnesota Crookston lost to the University of Sioux Falls on Friday night, dropping all three sets (11-25, 15-25, 19-25). The Golden Eagles fall to 4-14 overall (2-8 NSIC).

    Deaira Gresham led the way on offense for Minnesota Crookston, registering nine kills and six digs. Lauren Wallace had six kills while Sydney Kruisselbrink got 17 assists and nine digs.