No. 20 Grand View, making its third national tournament appearance, cruised past Indiana University East in the opening round of the NAIA Volleyball Championships hosted tonight in Des Moines.
The Vikings swept the Red Wolves in three sets (25-11, 25-18, 25-14) and advance to the tournament's final site at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa, December 3-7.
IU East didn't have an answer for freshman Taylor Wells (Des Moines, Iowa) who dominated at the net tonight, finishing with 13 kills in her 16 attempts (.600). Freshman Chrissy Daggett (Madison, Wis.) led with 20 assists and sophomore Courtney Bliss (Altoona, Iowa) with 11 digs. Sophomore Kelley Nakandakari (Honolulu, Hawaii) tallied three ace serves.
All in uniform contributed in tonight's win as the Vikings moved to 30-13 on the season.
Final site pool play pairings will be released by the NAIA on Sunday by 5 p.m. at www.NAIA.org
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