DALLAS, TX – Following a season-opening match road win and one being canceled to begin the weekend last Friday, the preseason ranked 24th Wayne State College volleyball team took on two more opponents Saturday afternoon in the Dallas Baptist Tournament.
From the Burg Center in Dallas, Texas, WSC battled both Arkansas Tech and Eastern New Mexico.
WSC swept Arkansas Tech (25-21, 25-10, 25-13) before doing the same against Eastern New Mexico (25-11, 25-16, 25-18) to begin their season at 3-0.
In the win against Arkansas Tech, Kelsie Cada recorded 11 kills and six digs followed by Taya Beller with 10 kills and two solo blocks. Maggie Brahmer and Jazlin De Haan added nine kills each as Rachel Walker posted 32 set assists, three solo blocks, five digs and three kills. Other kills came from Elly Larson and Jessie Brandl (four digs) each with one kill. Alaina Wolff finished with a team-high nine digs.
Eight service aces came from Jordan McCormick with three, two each from Walker and Brandl and Cada tacked on an ace.
WSC outhit Arkansas Tech, .292 to .065.
From the victory with Eastern New Mexico, Cada finished with 15 kills and a solo block, Beller added eight kills, Maggie Brahmer had six kills and two block assists as De Hann also had six kills. Larson recorded three kills and two block assists, Walker had 30 set assists, four digs and two kills while Kallie Kroeker tacked on a kill. Brandl tallied a team-high eight digs with Wolff following with seven.
Seven service aces came from, Walker and Wolff with two each as single aces came from Lauren Jacobsen, Cada and McCormick.
WSC outhit Eastern New Mexico, .358 to .211.
#24 Wayne State College volleyball team will next compete with top 25 competition in the Colorado Premier Tournament in Denver, Colorado. WSC will face #6 Lewis (Ill) at 11 a.m. and #14 Western Washington at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 10 before taking on two more opponents to be determined on Saturday, September 11. New rankings for week one will be posted on Monday, September 6.