ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK – A pair of New York opponents were on the schedule of #17 Wayne State College during their series in the Big Apple Friday afternoon.
From Quealy Gymnasium in Rockville Centre, New York, WSC competed against Nyack College and Molloy College.
Wayne State made quick work of Nyack (25-8, 25-10, 25-10) before securing their fourth straight sweep to start the season over Malloy College (25-13, 25-7, 25-17).
Taya Beller finished with a scorching .933 finishing with 14 kills, three blocks and a dig while Maggie Brahmer (block) and Kelsie Cada (six digs) both added 10 kills in the opening match.
Rachel Walker posted a team-high 42 set assists, two blocks and two digs; Jessie Brandl paced WSC in digs with nine; Jordan McCormick tallied nine kills and four digs; Taylor Bunjer tacked on four kills, two blocks and two digs as Isabelle Vacek recorded three kills and a dig. Other digs came from Havyn Heinz (five), Brooke Peltz (three) and Ally Beresford (one).
Cada had four service aces while Heinz, Walker and Beller each finished with an ace.
WSC outhit Nyack, .575 to .000 while totaling four blocks and seven service aces.
In match two of Friday, Beller used a .593 attack percentage to record 17 kills and three digs while Brahmer (three blocks) and Cada (one block/14 digs) both added nine kills.
Walker posted 35 set assists, nine digs, two blocks (one solo) and four kills; Brandl tallied 15 digs; McCormick had seven kills and 10 digs and Bunjer tacked on one kill, one solo block and a dig. Vacek also had a block as other digs came from Heinz (eight) and Peltz (one).
Walker finished with two service aces as McCormick and Heinz both had an ace.
Wayne State outhit Molloy College, .382 to .044 along with a 5-2 advantage in blocks as both teams had four service aces.
The Wayne State College volleyball team will next compete in the Colorado Premier Challenge in Denver, Colorado. WSC will open with Azusa Pacific University and West Florida on Friday, September 2.