SOUTH DAKOTA 3, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 1 (20-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-19)
VERMILLION, SD – South Dakota entered the 2019 NIVC with the highest RPI in the 32-team field and quickly lost the first set to Central Michigan, but the Coyotes
South Dakota (28-2) will face UNLV in Round 2; the match is set for 3 p.m. ET Friday. The Chippewas ended their season at 21-9.
The Coyotes were led by the 16 kills of Elizabeth Juhnke; Sami Slaughter had 12 kills and Maddie Wiedenfeld added 11 kills. Madison Jurgens had 49 assists and Anne Rasmussen closed with 27 digs.
Central Michigan got nine kills apiece from Anna Erickson and Savannah Thompson; Megan Kern had 27 digs.