WSC Volleyball Swept For First Time, Drop Third Match Of Past Four

SIOUX FALLS, SD – For the third time in the past six days the Wayne State College volleyball team took to the court, this time with a rematch from late September.

From the Stewart Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, #13 WSC visited Sioux Falls Tuesday evening as the two teams previously met on September 21 in Wayne. Then ranked eighth in the country, the Wildcats swept USF.

After a back-and-forth opening match, Sioux Falls swept the Wildcats for their first win in program history over WSC (26-24, 25-19, 25-22). USF improves to 15-9 (10-6 NSIC) as WSC fell to 18-6 (11-5 NSIC) suffering their first loss in straight sets all season.

Sophomore Kelsie Cada recorded a team-high 15 kills to go along with seven digs followed by redshirt freshman Taya Beller with 14 kills and a dig for WSC. Sophomore Rachel Walker finished with 37 set assists, two kills and five digs; freshman Alaina Wolff paced the team in digs with eight; sophomore Jessie Brandl tallied seven digs; sophomore Jordan McCormick secured five digs; freshman Jazlin DeHaan tallied five kills and four digs; redshirt freshman Maggie Brahmer totaled five killls and a dig as sophomore Elly Larson added three kills.

Beller posted two blocks, as did Cada (one solo) as Brahmer added a solo block and Larson had a block. Service aces came from Wolff, DeHaan and Walker all with one ace.

Sioux Falls outhit WSC, .391 to .279 and recorded 12 blocks compared to six from the Wildcats. USF finished with six service aces and seven errors while the Wildcats had three aces and two errors.

Redshirt senior Avery Yaksich finished with a team-high 22 kills for Sioux Falls while freshman Jordan Kuper added 13 kills.

#13 Wayne State College will next visit Bemidji State on Friday, November 5 at 6 p.m. and Minnesota Crookston on Saturday, November 6 at 1 p.m.