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The Vikings volleyball team started out the season with a 5-0 start, their best start in years. Then fell to Wisconsin-Green Bay, 3-2, and next to New Mexico State 3-0. The two losses are the only blemishes on the Vikings record who took all three games against Simon Fraser this past Monday.

The Viks totaled 10 kills on 12 attempts. Kristin Ratzlaff also had a team high of 12 digs. Although Portland State swept Simon Fraser, the “foreign” game, played in Canada, doesn’t count toward NCAA standings and was played with international rules.

The Vikings next home match will be on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. against Eastern Washington in the Peter Stott Center.

Women’s golf places 11th at Oregon State Invite

Portland State’s women’s golf team placed 11th out of 18 teams this past week. The Vikings shot a 935 in the 54 hole tournamet at the Oregon State Shanico Invitational.Taya Battistella was the Vikings top finisher, shooting a 73-77-80=230 to tie for 26th. The Vikings will next compete at the Denver Fall Invitational.