MANHATTAN, KS – Preseason rated #17 in Division II, Wayne State College took on DI Big 12 Kansas State University in an exhibition volleyball match.
From Bramlage Coliseum on Friday, the match went five sets as the WSC Wildcats showcased their talent but fell by three points in the fifth set.
Scores of the match favored Kansas State University 25-17, 22-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-12.
Kelsie Cada posted a .253 attack percentage to lead Wayne State College recording a double-double with 24 kills and 16 digs. Taya Beller added 18 kills, a dig, two solo blocks and two block-assists while Rachel Walker finished with 50 set assists and 20 digs (team-high) for a double-double as well as three kills, a solo block and two block-assists.
Other kills came from Maggie Brahmer with seven as Taylor Bunjer (two digs), Isabelle Vacek and Jordan McCormick (14 digs) all had two kills. Havyn Heinz tallied 19 digs, Jessie Brandl had 13 digs, Brooke Peltz totaled seven digs.
As a team, Wayne State College recorded four service aces (Heinz, McCormick, Cada, Walker) but had nine service errors. WSC posted a .141 attack percentage.
Kansas State University double-doubles came from Aliyah Carter with 18 kills and 13 digs; Elena Baka with 17 kills and 15 digs and Ava LeGrand with 34 set assists and 11 digs.
Kansas State University also had four service aces but struggled at the service line with eight errors. KSU finished with a .204 attack percentage and 11 total team blocks.
Kansas State University will next host the K-State Invitational starting Friday, August 26 while Wayne State College will travel to Garden City, New York for the Adelphi Tournament beginning on Thursday, August 25.