Sweeps have been a staple of late for the Bismarck State College volleyball team.
The Mystics were in fine form again Wednesday night in a hard-fought 25-20, 25-23, 25-19 triumph over Dawson Community College.
"When we played them in Dawson, they took a set for us so we were well aware of the firepower they have at the net and that's something we were prepared for," BSC coach Jeni Walsh said. "It was back and forth all night."
In the end, it was the Mystics fourth 3-0 win in their last five matches. For the season they own a sparkling 18-4 record and lead the Mon-Dak standings at 7-1.
"We're feeling pretty good right now. We feel pretty fortunate to be playing a lot of in-system volleyball with a lot of people running at the net," Walsh said.
Leading the way in that regard is freshman Liza Doppler, who drilled 12 kills.
"Liza's been on a terror lately," Walsh said of the former Century hitter. "She's been in double figures in kills for several matches in a row. She's swinging really well and has a lot of confidence."
Doppler did more than just rack up kills. She also led in digs (14), aces (4) and blocks (2).
"I felt like at key points in the match we came up with a series of nice digs or a block ... we were able to make a big play defensively when we really needed it," Walsh said.
Jaycee Walter pounded 10 kills, while Caitlyn Inman and Sierra Graff added five each.
Setters Alyssa Beck and Jessie Oja each dished out 17 assists.
The Mystics hit the road this weekend to face stiff NJCAA Division II competition in Columbus, Neb., where they'll face a pair of ranked teams.
"This weekend is a very high caliber tournament. We look forward to this trip every year," Walsh said. "We have to be at the top of our game. We're going into the heart of NJCAA Division II volleyball. We're looking forward to trying to raise our level of play."