Blue Devils Remain Perfect On Home Court, Sweep Triangular Matches


WAYNE – The Blue Devil volleyball team kicked off a busy week of home contests with a pair of triangular matches Tuesday evening.

From the Wayne Jr/Sr high school gymnasium, Wayne High took part in their second of three triangular matches of the season and first at home.

In the opening match with Arlington, Wayne High got out front and stayed ahead 25-9 and 25-6. From the final match with West Point-Beemer, WHS won 25-9, 25-12 to now sit 19-4 on the season and 4-0 on their home court. The Wayne JV team also defeated Arlington 25-14; 25-14 and then won over West Point-Beemer 25-21; 25-18 from the elementary gym.

Head Blue Devil volleyball coach Traci Krusemark said she wanted the team to play ‘Blue Devil volleyball.

“Sometimes when you get into a match and the score might get lopsided you just want to make sure that your team is still focused,” said Krusemark. “Doing the things that you practiced to prepare for the game.”

Lauren Pick paced WHS during both matches with 10 kills and five digs against Arlington and a double-double from the win over West Point-Beemer posting 10 kills and 10 digs.

At the service stripe, Sydney Redden accounted for 23 of Wayne’s 50 points scored against the Cadets in the second match. Redden added the team is working really hard to keep on winning especially on their home court.

“We have really good chemistry together,” Redden added. “We all get along, we love playing, it’s just a great atmosphere to be on the floor with them and we all love the game. My team helps me a lot with my serve and they help me win those points also, so it’s a team effort. So, they help me and I help them; it’s just a team effort.”

Redden also finished with 17 digs, two service aces and three kills.

Emily Armstrong recorded six kills and 11 digs; Rubie Klausen had five kills and four digs; Emily Longe posted five kills and one dig as Kiara Krusemark tacked on three kills, eight digs and a combined 36 set assists. Hailey Backer totaled 14 digs. Erin O’Reilly was also credited with 13 points while serving in the win against Arlington.

Coach Krusemark mentioned she would like to see the team switch it up on offense a bit.

“We’re going to try and speed it up so that we can have everybody hitting at the same time,” Krusemark mentioned. “We want to try and create more one-on-ones with the other teams blocker. So, we’re going to work on that a little bit tomorrow (Wednesday).”

The Wayne High volleyball team will next host Stanton on Thursday, October 3.