Walker, Cada Double-Doubles; Brandl With Career-High Digs Leads #2 WSC To Four-Set Road Victory

Walker, Cada Double-Doubles; Brandl With Career-High Digs Leads #2 WSC To Four-Set Road Victory

MANKATO, MN – With a third meeting on the Saturday schedule to conclude the NSIC volleyball regular season, #2 Wayne State College first had to focus a Friday night match.

From the Taylor Center in Mankato, Minnesota, #2 WSC visited Minnesota State-Mankato.

Earlier this season, the Wildcats swept the Mavericks on September 10 in Wayne.

#2 Wayne State picked up a four-set road victory over Minnesota State-Mankato with scores of the match being 25-15, 25-23, 20-25, 25-20. The Wildcats are now 28-1 (18-1 NSIC) while the Mavericks fell to 6-21 (5-14 NSIC).

With both Wayne State (18-1) and Concordia-St. Paul (17-2) winning Friday night, the Wildcats have earned atleast a share of the NSIC regular season title.

Rachel Walker posted her 10th double-double with 46 assists and 12 digs to go along with three kills and three blocks (one solo) while Kelsie Cada added her 12th double-double with 10 kills and 12 digs to go along with six blocks. Taya Beller recorded a team-high 18 kills with three blocks and a dig as Maggie Brahmer added 17 kills, five blocks and a dig. Jessie Brandl led the team in digs with a career-high 31.

Jordan McCormick tallied seven kills and 22 digs; Taylor Bunjer had three kills and four digs as other digs came from Havyn Heinz (14) and Brooke Peltz (four).

Peltz had two service aces as McCormick, Walker and Heinz all added an ace.

Wayne State outhit Minnesota State, .217 to .170 while recording nine blocks compared to four by the Mavericks.

#2 Wayne State College will next close out their regular season with a third meeting against #3 Concordia-St. Paul. WSC is one win away from winning the regular season title outright.

The ‘Cats swept CSP on September 3 during the Colorado Premier Challenge finals in Denver, Colorado during a non-league game and also swept the Golden Bears on September 9 in Wayne. Game time is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 with the NSIC Volleyball Tournament scheduled to be held in St. Paul, Minnesota from Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13.