Wildcat Volleyball Goes 16-4 In Four Matches During Ottawa Beach Tournament

Wildcat Volleyball Goes 16-4 In Four Matches During Ottawa Beach Tournament
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – After playing eight matches last week in Arizona, the Wayne State College beach volleyball team recently competed in a mid-week tournament.

From in Shawnee, Kansas, WSC joined Oklahoma Wesleyan, Missouri Baptist, Park University and the host Ottawa University of Kansas on Wednesday.

The Wildcats opened the beach tournament with a 5-0 sweep over Oklahoma Wesleyan before winning back-to-back 4-1 matches against Missouri Baptist and Park University (MO) (WSC lost to Park University 3-2 earlier in the season) and closed out the tourney with a 3-2 victory against the host Ottawa University (KS).

The Wayne State College beach volleyball program improves to 11-3 and are on a current five-match win streak.

Next up for the Wildcat beach volleyball team will be a scheduled home match with Ottawa University on Wednesday, March 23 at 1 p.m. in Wayne pending weather and sand conditions on the campus of Wayne State College near the outdoor basketball courts.

 

In the 5-0 sweep over Oklahoma Wesleyan, the Wildcats registered wins by sweep in all five matches, starting with the #1 pairing of Taya Beller and Lauren Jacobsen. Kelsie Cada/Jordan McCormick posted a 2-0 win in the 2’s match followed by a 2-0 sweep for Rachel Walker and Jazlin DeHaan in the 3’s pairing with the first set going extra points as Walker/DeHaan won 22-20, 21-16. Isabelle Vacek/Jessie Brandl at 4’s and Ally

Beresford/Maggie Brahmer in the 5’s pairing also posted wins with 2-0 sweeps.

Beach Volleyball Match Results

Wayne State vs Oklahoma Wesleyan

03/16/22 at Shawnee, Kansas

(Shawnee Mission Beach)

 Wayne State 5, Oklahoma Wesleyan 0

  1. Lauren Jacobsen/Taya Beller (WSC) def. Addie Mathias/Katie Lindley (OKWU) 21-14, 21-18
  2. Kelsie Cada/Jordan McCormick (WSC) def. Makayla Keith/Nicole Bott (OWKU) 21-5, 21-7
  3. Rachel Walker/Jazlin DeHaan (WSC) def. Natalie Aker/Ashlynn Farrell (OKWU) – 22-20, 21-16
  4. Jessie Brandl/Isabelle Vacek (WSC) def. Angelica Arvizn/Allison Howard (OKWU) 21-4, 21-15
  5. Ally Beresford/Maggie Brahmer (WSC) def. Reese Parris/Anne Surrell (OKWU) 21-7, 21-12

 

From the 4-1 win against Missouri Baptist, all four of Wayne State’s wins in the match came on sweeps. Taya Beller/Lauren Jacobsen in the #1 pairing and Kelsie Cada/Jordan McCormick at 2’s registered 2-0 wins. Following a 2-0 loss in the 3’s pairing, the Wildcats came back and posted 2-0 wins in the 4’s pairing with Isabelle Vacek/Jessie Brandl and the #5 duo of Ally Beresford and Maggie Brahmer.

Beach Volleyball Match Results

Wayne State vs Missouri Baptist

03/16/22 at Shawnee, Kansas

(Shawnee Mission Beach)

 Wayne State 4, Missouri Baptist 1

  1. Lauren Jacobsen / Taya Beller (WSC) def. Isidora Stojovic / Ariana Macites(MBU) 21-19, 21-14
  2. Kelsie Cada / Jordan McCormick (WSC) def. Nathiellen Machado / Giovanna Tapigliani (MBU) 21-17, 21-11
  3. Calista Cott / Maira Husunik (MBU) def. Jazlin Dencan / Rachel Walker (WSC) 21-16, 21-15
  4. Jesse Brandl / Isabelle Vacek (WSC) def. def. Kaili Smith / Kirsten van der Vleuten (MBU) 21-12, 21-15
  5. Brooke Peltz / Ally Beresford (WSC) def Natalie Edson / Marina Obradoue (MBU) 21-18, 21-19

 

During the 4-1 victory over Park University, three of Wayne State’s four match wins went all three sets with the Wildcats having to rally in two of the wins. In the #1 pairs match, Kelsie Cada and Jordan McCormick came back for a 10-21, 21-12, 15-11 win while Jazlin DeHaan and Rachel Walker rallied in the 3’s pairing with a 19-21, 22-20, 15-12 win.

Jessie Brandl and Isabelle Vacek in the #4 pairing outlast Park’s #4 duo by scores of 21-15, 17-21, 15-13 while Lauren Jacobsen and Taya Beller in the 2’s battle won 21-18, 21-14.

Beach Volleyball Match Results

Wayne State vs Park (Mo.)

03/16/22 at Shawnee, Kansas

(Shawnee Mission Beach)

 Wayne State 4, Park (Mo.) 1

  1. Kelsie Cada / Jordan McCormick (WSC) def. Giovanna Bello/Debora Bernardi (PARK) 10-21, 21-12, 15-11
  2. Lauren Jacobsen / Taya Beller (WSC) def. Parker Johnson/Camila Martinho (PARK) 21-18, 21-14
  3. Jazlin Dencan / Rachel Walker (WSC) def. Patricia Carrio Ubeda/Carla Pons Sales (PARK) 19-21, 22-20, 15-12
  4. Jesse Brandl / Isabelle Vacek (WSC) def. McKenzie Mafalda Bras / Laura Danezzi (PARK) – 21-15, 17-21, 15-13
  5. Melissa Knaut/Maria Ramos (PARK) def. Brooke Peltz / Ally Beresford (WSC) 21-19, 21-14

 

Closing out Wednesday with the host Ottawa University, the Wildcats posted wins in the #2, #3 and #4 pairings. Kelsie Cada/Jordan McCormick had a battle in the 2’s match before prevailing 21-19 in both sets.  Jessie Brandl/Isabelle Vacek breezed to a 21-10, 21-6 win in the #3 pairing while Jazlin DeHaan and Rachel Walker won 21-14, 21-6 in the 4’s match.

The #1 pairing of Taya Beller and Lauren Jacobsen lost 2-0 while the 5’s duo of Brooke Peltz and Maggie Brahmer fell in three sets.

Beach Volleyball Match Results

Wayne State vs Ottawa (Kan.)

03/16/22 at Shawnee, Kansas

(Shawnee Mission Beach)

 Wayne State 3, Ottawa (Kan.) 2

  1. Kaitlyn Haller / Madison Wampler (OU) def. Lauren Jacobsen / Taya Beller (WSC) 21-13, 21-17
  2. Kelsie Cada / Jordan McCormick (WSC) def. Taylor Mobley / Randi Johnson (OU) 21-19, 21-19
  3. Jesse Brandl / Isabelle Vacek (WSC) def. Alexa Boyle and Emily Jackson 21-10, 21-6
  4. Jazlin DeHaan / Rachel Walker (WSC) def. Alison Thornton / Eli Rodgers (OU) 21-14, 21-6
  5. Mia Burge / Asia Cole (OU) def. Brooke Peltz / Maggie Brahmer (WSC) 23-21, 15-21, 15-11

 

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