DULUTH, MN – After taking care of business against top 10 teams last weekend, #5 Wayne State College began their league schedule with their first of two ranked opponents on the weekend.
From the Romano Gymnasium in Duluth, Minnesota, WSC visited #16 Minnesota Duluth Friday night.
After going extra points in the opening set, Wayne State College defeated the Bulldogs in four sets (28-26, 25-19, 19-25, 25-17). WSC improved to 7-1 (1-0 NSIC).
A trio of Wildcats finished with 14 kills being Taya Beller, Kelsie Cada and Jazlin De Haan as Cada posted a double-double with a team-high 17 digs. Rachel Walker recorded a team-high 48 set assists to go along with five digs and one kill as Jessie Brandl had 16 digs and one kill. Maggie Brahmer had eight kills, Taylor Wilshire added two kills as a single kill came from Elly Larson.
Service aces came from Alaina Wolff (12 digs) and Beller each with two as Walker had a service ace. Beller and Larson also had three blocks each while Brahmer and Walker both had two blocks.
As a team, WSC outhit UMD, .253 to .189.
#5 Wayne State College will next visit #23 St. Cloud State at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 18.