Coming into this one, the Fighting Hawks showed they could hang with top talent in their four matchups in Texas last weekend. One thing they wanted to build on was limiting errors. The first set provided the best example of that as UND limited itself to two errors while soaring past Eastern Washington 25-10. The team hit well in the first set, hitting 36.7 percent with a mere two attack errors. That set the pace for the rest of the way. UND has a doubleheader tomorrow to round out their participation in the UND Classic. The Fighting Hawks first take on Western Carolina, then later on in the evening they take on Louisiana Tech.
Here are some thoughts on today and what to expect tomorrow.
- Kayla Williams is going to make a claim to best six rotation hitter in the Summit League if she keeps up her pace. She had a superb game and was all over the court for the Fighting Hawks. She had a double-double and finished with 12 kills and 13 digs. She was there when Eastern made a few mini runs in the second set. Her versatility complements the superb blockers and front line of UND Volleyball.
- Jordan Vail has shown that she is on track to have another superb year up front for UND. Her hieght and versatility in the rotation are a proven asset for this team, and today they were on full display. She hit at a 40 percent pace today with 16 kills.
- Heading into tomorrow’s doubleheader, look to see how UND plays with limiting its errors, a key component to this one. Head coach Mark Pryor has made this a key component of the culture he has instilled, and it will be a key thing to watch tomorrow as UND plays a doubleheader.