DALLAS, TX – A pair of weekend tournaments will open the Wayne State College volleyball 2021 campaign as the Wildcats traveled south earlier this week in preparation for their season opener.
From the Burg Center in Dallas, Texas, preseason ranked #24 WSC opened the DBU Patriot Tournament with Westminster College (Utah) Friday afternoon before their second match with the host Dallas Baptist was canceled due to COVID-19 testing protocols within the DBU program.
The Wildcats opened with a sweep over Westminster (25-22, 25-22, 25-13) to start 1-0.
Jazlin De Haan recorded a team-high 12 kills and four digs, followed by Kelsie Cada with nine kills and seven digs as Elly Larson finished with seven kills. Maggie Brahmer (solo block) added three kills, Rachel Walker posted 23 set assists, seven digs and two kills as Taya Beller (solo block) tacked on two kills. Alaina Wolf and Jessie Brandl tied for a team-high eight digs.
Five aces came from Ally Beresford and Brandl with two each as Wolfe added one ace.
WSC outhit Westminster, .210 to .121.
#24 Wayne State will close out the weekend on Saturday against Arkansas Tech at 11 a.m. and Eastern New Mexico at 3 p.m.