Five-Set Thriller Favors Visiting Warriors

Five-Set Thriller Favors Visiting Warriors
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – A top 25 NSIC volleyball showdown took place in Wayne America Saturday afternoon.

From Rice Auditorium, #8 Wayne State College hosted #12 Winona State University.

A back-and-forth battle favored WSU (20-25, 25-21, 17-25, 25-16 and 15-13). The Warriors improved to 19-3 (10-3 NSIC) while Wayne State College dropped their first home match of the season now at 17-4 (10-3 NSIC).

Kelsie Cada recorded a double-double with 16 kills and 19 digs, followed by Maggie Brahmer with 13 kills, Jazlin DeHaan had 12 kills and seven digs as Taya Beller finished with 11 kills. Rachel Walker posted 48 set assists, three digs and a kill; Jordan McCormick added 11 digs; Alaina Wolff tacked on 10 digs; Elly Larson tallied two kills and six digs; Jessie Brandl totaled six digs as Lauren Jacobsen had three digs.

Wolff finished with a trio of service aces, Walker and Jacobsen both had two as Cada and DeHaan both added an ace. Block leaders were Beller with seven (one solo); DeHaan had three; Cada with three (one solo); Larson and Brahmer both with two as Walker also had a block.

Winona State outhit WSC, .266 to .200 and also edged the Wildcats in team blocks, 11-10.

Wayne State College will next host Augustana University on Thursday, October 28. Pregame on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and is set for 5:30 p.m. with first set at 6 p.m. on the Wildcat Sports Network.