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There was no messing around by the Mystics Monday night.

With a big 1 vs. 2 matchup in the Mon-Dak looming Wednesday against NDSCS of Wahpeton, Bismarck State College outscored Dakota College-Bottineau 75-31 in a 3-0 home sweep on Monday night.

"The girls played very well, low-error volleyball tonight," BSC coach Jeni Walsh said. "We held the serve-pass game in our favor and anytime you can do that you're going to be in good position to win a lot of volleyball games."

BSC (15-4) didn't allow Bottineau over 11 in any three of the sets.

"We had a really good team effort across the board," Walsh said. "We don't want to have to depend on just one person to go off for a lot of kills. We want to be able to spread it around and we did a good job of that tonight."

Caitlyn Inman led the way offensively with seven kills. Setters Jessie Oja (13) and Alyssa Beck (11) combined for 24 assists. There wasn't much time for anybody to rack up big numbers.

"Everybody chipped in," Walsh said. "That's the way we like it."

Sam Anklam led in digs (11) and aces (4).

Up front, Hannah Hanson and Alicia Larsgaard each put up two blocks, which is an area they're still looking to master.

"Against strong hitting teams we want to be able to put up a good block," Walsh said. "It's just a matter of discipline, timing and footwork. We've been working on that a lot as of late and we're getting better."

They'll need to be in top form on Wednesday against NDSCS, owners of a 15-2 record.

"We need to keep our errors low, keep our emotions in check and make sure we play our style and our speed," Walsh said. "Wahpeton always has a very strong team. It'll be a really good test for us, but we're looking forward to that match."

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