WSC Volleyball Goes Unbeaten at Home

Zach Nunnenkamp, Sports Writer

Wayne State College volleyball won in five sets against Upper Iowa University.  

The Wildcats finished the regular season with a perfect 11-0 record at home. It is the first time in school history this feat has been accomplished. 

WSC won the first set 25-17. Sophomore Taya Beller led the team with five kills in the opening set. The Wildcats had 14 kills and a hit percentage of 0.379 to start the game. 

Upper Iowa responded with a 25-18 win in the second set. The Peacocks had a match high of 17 kills. They evened the match back up heading into the third set. 

The Wildcats dominated the third set winning 25-11. They opened with a 10-2 lead over the Peacocks and continued to control the set. Junior Kelsie Cada had six of the team’s 15 kills in the set. Upper Iowa had eight errors and a match low hitting percentage of 0.024. 

The Peacocks evened the match back up with a 25-23 fourth set win. The set was tied 23-23 but WSC was unable to take the lead and the Peacocks went on to win the last two points of the set. The Wildcats had just 11 kills and six errors.  

The match headed to the fifth set where Upper Iowa had an 11-9 lead. WSC fights back and gets the win 15-12.  

Upper Iowa finished the match with more kills, aces, and assists than the Wildcats. WSC had a 0.237 hitting percentage compared to the Peacocks 0.181%. The Peacocks would have 13 serving errors compared to four from the Wildcats. Beller led WSC with seven blocks and junior setter Rachel Walker had a team high 43 assists. 

The Wildcats finish 11-0 at home and are currently 27-1. The Peacocks fell to 14-11 in the year. 

WSC has two regular season games left this season. They play on Friday, Nov. 4 in Mankato, Minnesota against Minnesota State at 6 p.m. They wrap their regular season up on Saturday, Nov. 5 in St. Paul, Minnesota against Concordia-St. Paul at 2 p.m.