WSC moves up to eighth in region


Mallory Carothers

WSC volleyball takes two sweeps for the weekend against Minot State and University of Mary, moving the ‘Cat’s record up to 12-3 for the year. Last night the volleyball program hosted its 11th annual Blackout against Chadron State.

Joseph Lovercheck, Staff Writer

WSC’s volleyball team did not lose a set this past weekend, sweeping both Minot State and the University of Mary Friday and Saturday.

WSC is now ranked eighth in the latest AVCA coach’s poll.

Friday night, the Wildcats were one service ace shy of tying the school record, ending up with 15 aces on the night.

In the first set, the Wildcats racked up five blocks and forced 13 Minot State attack errors. WSC won the set, 25-10.

Six aces in both the second and third sets helped WSC complete the sweep of Minot State. The second set saw the Wildcats keep Minot State to only six points, having the final score at 25-6 and in the third set WSC won 25-13.

Saturday evening saw WSC senior Alyssa Frauendorfer become just the 13th player in Wayne State College history to reach the 1,200-kills mark in her career.

Frauendorfer was one of three Wildcats to reach double-digit kills. Others included Alex Opperman with 11 and Erin Gross with 10 to help WSC stay balanced on offense.

The ‘Cats had 15 kills in each of the three sets on Saturday, sweeping the University of Mary 25-20, 25-12 and 25-22.

The Wildcats now have a record of 12-3 overall and 4-3 in NSIC play.

WSC had a Blackout match against Chadron State, but as of writing, the Lady ‘Cats have not yet started the match. This Blackout marks the 11th annual Black Out/Pack the House game.

The WSC Wildcats will finish out their home stand this weekend with games against Minnesota State and Concordia-St. Paul. The Friday game will start at 7 p.m., and the Saturday game will start at 4 p.m. in Rice Auditorium.