The Warriors, 14-1 overall and 5-0 in conference play, breezed to their sixth straight win by dominating every facet of the match. LCSC had 11 blocks, 11 service aces, and hit .455 as a team. MSU-Northern, 9-5 overall and 2-2 in league play, finished with two blocks, no aces, and a .000 hitting percentage.
"We just did a great job of executing early and took them out of their game," LCSC coach Jen Greeny said. "They (the Skylights) are a much better team than they showed tonight."
The Warriors, ranked No. 11 in the NAIA, rolled early in the first set and wound up hitting .750 with 12 kills on 16 attempts and no errors. LCSC continued to dominate and swept an opponent for the 10th time this season, including its last four in a row. In conference play, LCSC is 15-2 in set play.
Deddiy Alaimaleata, a junior outside hitter, led a balanced Warrior attack with 11 kills, four blocks, and a .667 hitting percentage. Senior middle blocker Jenika Bird-Jeppson added seven kills, two blocks and a .600 hitting percentage, while junior Kelli Tikker added five kills, four aces, seven digs, one block, and a .556 hitting percentage.
Junior middle blocker Nicole Graybeal added five blocks, while senior setter Kim Fong had 20 assists and two aces. Senior libero Katie Hinrichs added eight digs and two aces.
"We really played well tonight," Greeny said.
The Warriors have a short turnaround on this road trip as they left for Great Falls after the match. LCSC plays the University of Great Falls on Saturday at 1 p.m.
A partial boxscore on the match can be found at http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/BoxScores/BoxScores.aspx?association=10&sg=WVB&sea=NAIWVB_2010&team=2039&compID=60393