LINCOLN – As the Wayne State College beach volleyball team prepares for their spring break trip in Arizona next week, the team recently took part in road competition.
According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, WSC opened their 2022 beach season in late February with a 5-0 loss to Nebraska at the Hawks Championship Center in Lincoln. The Wildcats also suffered a 3-2 loss to Park University of Missouri.
The order of WSC at Nebraska matches started with #5 pairs as Wayne State’s Ally Beresford and Brooke Peltz played a pair of hard fought sets before falling to Nebraska’s Whitney Lauenstein and Kennedi Orr 22-20 and 21-19. The #4 pairs match saw Jazlin DeHaan and Rachel Walker take Nebraska’s Nicklin Hames and Lindsay Krause to three sets before falling 21-10, 15-21 and 15-7. The other three matches were Husker sweeps over the Wildcats of #3s (Keonilei Akana/Ally Batenhorst (NE) def. Jessie Brandl/Isabelle Vacek 21-15, 21-13), #2s (Bekka Allick/Lexi Rodriguez (NE) def. Kelsie Cada/Jordan McCormick 21-10, 21-13) and #1s (Kenzie Knuckles/Madi Kubik (NE) def. Taya Beller/Lauren Jacobsen 21-5, 21-18).
Moving into the five matches against Park University, WSC won the #2 and #4 being Jordan McCormick and Kelsie Cada (#2) registered a 21-2 and 21-10 win while the #4 duo of Jazlin DeHaan and Rachel Walker posted a sweep with scores of 21-14 and 21-18.
The Wildcat #1 pair of Taya Beller and Lauren Jacobsen battled in a three-set match before falling while the other two matches were 2-0 wins by Park with the WSC #3 pair Jessie Brandl/Isabelle Vacek falling 21-12, 21-18 as well as the #5 pair of Brooke Peltz/Maggie Brahmer lost 21-13, 21-7.
The Wayne State College beach volleyball team will resume play on their spring break trip to Arizona from Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 11 competing in nine matches against a range of competition.
The Wildcat beach volleyball team will also be planning their first-ever home event for Wednesday, March 23 hosting Ottawa University (KS) pending on weather and sand conditions on campus.