GARDEN CITY, NY – After competing well in an exhibition match with a Division I Big 12 opponent last weekend, the Wayne State College volleyball team began their regular season early Thursday afternoon.
From the Center for Recreation and Sport in Garden City, New York, Division II #17 Wayne State College started their eastern trip with Adelphi University (NY), a member of the Northeast-10 Conference.
The Wildcats picked up the sweep in straight sets over Adelphi of 25-23, 25-21, 25-16 to begin their season at 1-0 while the Panthers fell to 0-1.
Taya Beller posted a team-high 16 kills with a .652 attack percentage for WSC while Kelsie Cada added a double-double with 13 kill and 13 digs to go along with three block-assists. Maggie Brahmer tacked on nine kills and seven block assists.
Rachel Walker recorded 37 set assists, two blocks assists and two digs as Havyn Heinz finished with a team-high 16 digs. Taylor Bunjer tacked on three block-assists and two digs; Jessie Brandl tallied 12 digs while other dig leaders came from Jordan McCormick (eight) and Brook Peltz (three).
Service aces came from Cada (two) along with one each from Heinz, Brandl and Walker.
As a team, WSC finished with a .208 attack percentage and eight total blocks to go along with five service aces and three errors.
Adelphi University was led by Macarty McQueen with a double-double of 10 kills and 19 digs.
The Panthers recorded a .135 attack percentage with four service aces and seven errors.
Wayne State College has one more match on the schedule this afternoon against University of Bridgeport (CT) scheduled to start at noon. WSC will also face Nyack College and Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York on Friday at 1/3 p.m. CT.