Wildcat Volleyball Drops One Set, Starts Season 4-0

JOPLIN, MO – Following a pair of straight set sweeps Friday, the Wayne State College volleyball team closed out their season-opening weekend tournament.

Back in Joplin, Missouri, WSC took on a team out of South Dakota and another from Colorado Saturday.

The Wildcats first swept Black Hills State (S.D.) 25-16, 25-16, 25-17 and then won in four sets over Colorado State University – Pueblo (25-16, 25-12, 23-25, 25-19). Wayne State is now 4-0 on the season and will next compete in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday and Saturday, September 13-14.

In the match against Black Hills State, Tarrin Beller recorded a team-high nine kills followed by Jaci Brahmer with eight kills. Kelsie Cada (11 digs) added six kills as Maddie Knobbe and Alyssa Ballenger both tallied five kills. Maddie Duffy led the team in digs with 16 and three service aces as Rachel Walker tacked on 33 set assists.

WSC outhit Black Hills State .252 – .037 while recording more blocks (7-3) and aces (8-6).


From the match with CSU – Pueblo, Tarrin Beller again was the team leader in kills with 17, Jaci Brahmer recorded 13 kills and Cada recorded a double-double with 11 kills and a team-high 16 digs. Carter Hope (12 digs) and Duffy (11 digs) were also the top leaders among the dig department as Walker tallied another 46 set assists.

The ‘Cats outhit CSU-Pueblo .293 – .177 and had more aces (6-4) and blocks (8-4).