COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – After picking up two wins Friday in Pueblo, the 12th ranked Wayne State College volleyball team ran into some trouble in Colorado Springs, Colorado Saturday.
WSC took on the host UC – Colorado Springs and were swept (25-20, 25-19, 29-27). The ‘Cats then lost in four-sets to #22 Colorado School of Mines (16-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-22). Wayne State College is now 5-3 on the season.
From the three-set loss to Colorado Springs, senior Erin Gross paced the Wildcats at the net with nine kills. Sophomore Katie Stephens followed with seven kills while redshirt freshman Jaci Brahmer and junior Maria Wortmann added six kills each. Junior Megan Gebhardt tacked on 27 set assists as freshman Hope Carter recorded a team-high 12 digs. Sophomore Haley Kauth added 11 digs.
UC Colorado Springs outhit WSC, .241 to .140 as each team recorded three blocks.
During the four-set loss to Colorado School of Mines, Gross totaled another nine kills as Brahmer and Stephens tacked on another eight kills each. Gebhardt added a team-high 30 set assists as Kauth recorded a team-high 18 digs.
Colorado School of Mines out hit WSC, .224 to .179 as WSC recorded 12 team blocks.
Wayne State volleyball will open their home schedule which will also be their first conference game of the season. WSC will host Sioux Falls on Thursday, September 14 from Rice Auditorium at 6 p.m.