SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota overcame an 0-2 set deficit to rally past Denver and claim the Summit League tournament title in thrilling fashion on Saturday afternoon inside the Sanford Pentagon.
The Coyotes and Pioneers battled through five rigorous sets, with each team having match points in set five, before ultimately South Dakota would prevail by final tally of 19-25, 26-28. 27-25, 26-24 and 19-17.
It was the first time since 2015 that a team had rallied from an 0-2 deficit to claim the Summit League championships and South Dakota is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three seasons.
South Dakota at 15-6 had three match points up 14-12 in the fifth set and had to overcome a reversal of a call after a Denver challenged that would have on the match at 15-12. Instead it was 14-13 and that turned into a 15-14 Denver lead, giving the top-seed a match point.
Story courtesy of goyotes.com