WAYNE – With the gauntlet of the NSIC volleyball schedule coming down to a few weeks remaining, the Wayne State College volleyball team went back to work on the home court.
From Rice Auditorium, #11 WSC welcomed in Augustana Thursday night in their lone meeting of the regular season.
For just the third time all season, the Wildcats played a four set match and just the second time this year came out on the winning end. Finals of the match favored WSC 25-16, 25-18, 20-25, 25-17. Wayne State College is now 18-4 (11-3 NSIC) while Augie fell to 13-9 (8-6 NSIC).
It was a career-high night for freshman Jazlin DeHaan with 22 kills to go along with five digs and two blocks (one solo); followed by redshirt freshman Maggie Brahmer with 13 kills, two digs and four blocks as sophomore Kelsie Cada notched her seventh double-double of the season with 10 kills and a career-high 24 digs to go along with three blocks.
Sophomore setter Rachel Walker posted 48 set assists, two blocks and nine digs; redshirt freshman Taya Beller added seven kills and four blocks; freshman Alaina Wolff and junior Lauren Jacobsen both finished with seven digs; sophomore Jordan McCormick tallied nine digs; sophomore Jessie Brandl had eight digs and sophomore Elly Larson had four kills, two blocks and two digs.
Jacobsen recorded a team-high three service aces, Walker had two and Wolff also had an ace.
WSC outhit Augie, .299 to .159 and finished with nine blocs as a team compared to five from the Vikings.
#11 Wayne State College will next travel to Marshall, Minnesota on Saturday, October 30 for a 1 p.m. meeting with #13 Southwest Minnesota State University.