OMAHA, Neb. – Junior Sadie Limback set a school record after hitting at a blistering pace of .826 in Omaha’s 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-20) over South Dakota State on Friday night at Baxter Arena.
Limback’s .826 edges the previous school record of .800 set by Michele Highland against Truman on Sept. 26, 1992.
The win stretches the Maverick win streak to six matches as the Omaha improves to 9-4 (8-3 Summit League) and SDSU falls to 2-10 (2-9).
Leaders for South Dakota State
Tori Thompson and Akeela Jefferson had 10 kills apiece to pace the Jackrabbits. Crystal Burk and Tatum Pickar tallied a team-high 16 digs each.
Omaha hit .300 to SDSU’s .167. The Mavericks had 43 kills with 66 digs and six service aces while holding a 10-2 advantage in blocks over South Dakota State. SDSU totaled 36 kills, 52 digs and a pair of service aces.
Inside the First Set
Facing a 13-12 deficit, the Mavericks reeled off seven consecutive points to take a 19-13 lead. Omaha held a 23-17 lead before blocks by Clarkson and Marshall led Omaha to 24 before Marshall slammed home the kill for the 25-17 victory.
Inside the Second Set
The Mavericks and Jackrabbits went back-and-forth with Limback’s kill tying the set up at 16. A kill from Clarkson set up a 21-18 lead for Omaha before SDSU stormed back to tie the set at 21. Marshall’s kill and a pair of SDSU errors made it 24-21 while Clarkson’s ace clinched the 25-21 win.
Inside the Third Set
Omaha raced ahead 8-4 until the Jackrabbits fought back to tie the set at 11. A kill by Limback led the Mavericks to a 22-18 advantage before SDSU narrowed the lead down to 22-20. Back-to-back kills from Limback set up match point and an SDSU attack error sealed the Friday night sweep for the Mavericks.
The Mavericks and Jackrabbits wrap up the weekend series Saturday night at 6 p.m. at Baxter Arena.