WAYNE – For the first time in 675 days the Wayne State College volleyball team hosted a conference opponent as that streak came to an end with their first of three straight home matches this week.
From Rice Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State College, 759 fans attended the Tuesday night showdown where #8 WSC hosted the University of Sioux Falls.
The Cougars put up a fight but it was the host Wildcats coming out with a sweep (25-22, 25-17, 25-22). WSC improved to 8-2 (2-1 NSIC) while USF fell to 7-4 (2-1 NSIC).
Kelsie Cada recorded a team-high 12 kills to go along with six digs and two blocks (one solo) followed by Jazlin De Haan with nine kills and a dig. Taya Beller finished with seven kills, six blocks and five digs as Maggie Brahmer added six kills and two blocks (one solo). Rachel Walker posted a team-high 27 set assists to go along with four kills, four blocks and four digs; Alaina Wolff led WSC in digs with 13 followed by Jessie Brandl with 11; Elly Larson had three kills and a block as Jordan McCormick finished with a kill and six digs.
A total of five service aces were combined from Cada with two as Walker, Wolff and Beller all had one ace.
WSC outhit Sioux Falls, .225 to .116.
The eighth-ranked Wayne State College volleyball team will next host Minnesota Crookston on Friday, September 24 at 6 p.m. and Bemidji State on Saturday, September 25 at 1 p.m.