Dakota State beat North Star rival Valley City State 3-0 (25-17, 27-25, 25-18) Wednesday night at Graichen Gymnasium to earn their second NSAA conference win in as many tries and drop the Vikings to 0-2 in the conference and 6-11 overall.
Dakota State improves 5-13 overall.
Senior middle hitter Aurissa Martens led the Vikes with 11 kills. Sophomore outside hitter Kelsey Labodi added five kills and sophomore Barb Ector four more.
Sophomore setter Stephanie Miller and sophomore middle hitter/right side hitter Rachel Hummel each recorded an ace.
Senior setter Anna Neufeld led VCSU with 13 assists and Miller added 12 of her own.
Brittney Anderson led the Trojans with 10 kills.
VCSU looks for its first North Star win on Friday night when the Vikings travel to Presentation College in Aberdeen, and will then host Briercrest College at 3 p.m. on Saturday.