Volleyball has rough weekend in Minn.

Emmalee Scheibe, Staff Writer

The Wildcat Volleyball team is now 7-6 in the NSIC and 2-3 in conference play after losing two away games, against Minnesota Duluth and against St. Cloud State.

The ’Cats started off the weekend ending their first game with a 3-1 loss in Northern Sun Conference against Minnesota Duluth.

WSC started off the match losing the first set 25-9. The ’Cats bounced
back and won the second set 18-25, with 11 kills, three from sophomore
Katie Stephens. After 12 ties and four lead changes, and three straight kills from Duluth, they took a 22-20 lead and went on to a 25-22 set win. In the fourth and final set Duluth hit WSC with 17 kills to finish the Wildcats at 25-10 for a 3-1 match win.

Senior Erin Gross had nine kills and Stephens had six. Haley Kauth and
Alyssa Ballenger had 10 digs each while setter Meghan Gebhardt ended
with 22 assists.

On Saturday, St. Cloud State took no time in winning the first set 25-12, over WSC. In the second set the ’Cats were limited to a -.031 attack percentage while St. Cloud took another win in a 25-16 set.

In the third set there were eight ties and one lead change. St. Cloud used a kill to win the set, 25-23.

The ’Cats had a .075 hitting percentage and 25 kills on 107 attacks. Gross had seven kills, Jaci Brahmer had six and Stephens had five. Kauth had 15 digs and Gebhardt had 22 assists in the match.

The ’Cats will host Minnesota Crookston on Friday at home.