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Sept. 18, 2010

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FARGO, N.D. - Tulsa beat the host North Dakota State, 3-1 (25-18, 25-20, 19-25, 25-16), Friday evening in the Doublewood Inn Classic at Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse.

Tyler Henderson blasted 26 kills with eight digs, Jessica Adams tallied 24 digs and Jordan Clampitt recorded a double-double with 55 assists and 12 digs. Hannah Stout hit .500 with 10 kills, and Diana Silva had 14 kills and nine digs.

The Golden Hurricane hit .343 as a team (65-16-143) with 65 kills, 57 assists, three service aces, 67 digs and 2.0 blocks. The Bison hit .235 (48-16-136) with 48 kills, 47 assists, seven aces, 55 digs and 5.0 blocks.

Tulsa fell behind to begin the first set, 5-1, but came back to tie the score, 9-9, and scored three more points in a string of four to take a 12-9 lead. The Hurricane's lead grew to 16-10, and stood as large as six points, and as small as three points, when, with the score was 21-18, TU scored the final four points to win the set, 25-18.

Set two opened as a back-and-forth battle, but the Golden Hurricane moved ahead, 7-4, and appeared as though it would pull away. The Bison did pull within a single point at, 11-10, but TU pulled away again, this time for good, taking an 18-12 advantage, cruising to a 25-20 set win.

North Dakota State never trailed in the third set, taking a 4-1 lead, which it extended to 10-5. TU had gotten within two points at 6-4, but the Bison were able to extend the match to a fourth set by winning the third, 25-19.

Tulsa scored the first point of set four and took a 3-1 lead to begin the frame, though NDSU came back to tie at four apiece. The Hurricane and Bison fought back and forth for several points, and from an 11-11 tie, TU scored three straight points to move ahead, 14-11, and never looked back Tulsa extended its lead to, 19-14, and then scored five consecutive points to take a 24-15 lead, and won the set, 25-16.

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