DENVER, CO – High talent level in Division II volleyball was put on full display as #15 Wayne State College was right in the middle of the action.
From the Regis University Fieldhouse in Denver, Colorado, WSC competed in the Colorado Premier Challenge which began on Friday.
The 15th ranked Wildcats first won in four sets over Azusa Pacific University (CA) (receiving votes) (25-15, 18-25, 25-18, 25-10) before picking up a 3-0 sweep over #5 West Florida (25-17, 26-24, 25-17). Wayne State is now 6-0 on the season, Azusa Pacific fell to 3-3 wile West Florida is now 5-1.
In the victory over Azusa Pacific, double-doubles came from Kelsie Cada (three blocks) with 10 kills and 13 digs as Rachel Walker had 37 set assists and 11 digs to go along with five kills and a solo block. Taya Beller (one dig/two blocks) recorded a team-high 14 kills followed by Maggie Brahmer with 13 kills and seven blocks. Jesse Brandl led the team in digs with 22.
Jordan McCormick had seven kills, seven digs and a block; Taylor Bunjer had three kills and five blocks as other digs came from Havyn Heinz (eight)
As a team, WSC finished with a .378 attack percentage, 10 total blocks and nine service aces. Brooke Peltz finished with four aces, Cada had two aces as Heinz, McCormick and Brandl all tallied an ace.
Azusa Pacific finished with a .291 attach percentage.
During the sweep against West Florida, Cada (seven digs) and Beller (one dig) both recorded 13 kills while Brahmer added eight kills and one dig. Walker finished with 34 set assists, nine digs and four kills as Brandl posted a team-high 14 digs.
Beller also had five blocks, Bunjer with three blocks, Walker (two), Brahmer (two, one solo) and Cada (one).
McCormick closes with two kills and three digs, Bunjer had one kill and two digs as other dig leaders were Heinz (four).
Three service aces came from Cada and one each from Heinz and Peltz.
Wayne State out hit West Florida, .363 to .193.
The Wayne State College volleyball team will conclude their time in Denver on Saturday with two more matches starting at 10 a.m. CT against #12 West Texas A&M.