WAYNE – Fans of Wayne State College volleyball were able to take part in a post-game autograph session following Saturday’s NSIC regular season finale.
From Rice Auditorium, #15 WSC welcomed in (RV) Minnesota Duluth.
Wayne State College secured the 3-0 sweep over the Bulldogs (26-24, 25-17, 25-17). WSC closed out the regular season 21-7 (14-6 NSIC) as Minnesota Duluth fell to 18-11 (10-10 NSIC).
Earlier this season, the Wildcats won in four sets at UMD.
Taya Beller recorded 12 kills and four blocks followed by Kelsie Cada with nine kills and a team-high 15 digs along with three blocks. Seven kills each came from Maggie Brahmer (one dig, three blocks); Elly Larson (one block) and Jazlin DeHaan (two blocks, three digs).
Rachel Walker added 38 set assists, four kills and six digs along with a block. Jessie Brandl had four digs and a kill; Lauren Jacobsen tallied 12 digs as Jordan McCormick finished with seven digs.
Service aces came from DeHaan with two as Walker and McCormick both had an ace.
WSC outhit the Bulldogs, .315 to .210, won the block category, 7-2 and service aces 4-3.
The Wayne State College volleyball team finished fourth in the conference and will open with #5 Northern State on Thursday, November 18 at 5 p.m. Pregame coverage on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com is set for 4:30 p.m. on the Wildcat Sports Network. Matches will be played at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Other quarterfinal match-ups will feature #1 St. Cloud State vs. #8 Southwest Minnesota State at 7:30 p.m.; #3 Concordia-St. Paul vs. #6 Augustana at 2:30 p.m. and #2 Winona State vs. #7 Upper Iowa at noon.