No. 20 Wildcats swept by No. 3 Concordia-St. Paul

Third-ranked Concordia-St. Paul hit a sizzling .418 and recorded 13 service aces to easily defeat No. 20 Wayne State College 25-11, 25-15, 25-7 Friday in Northern Sun Conference volleyball played at the Gangelhoff Center in St. Paul, Minn.

The host Golden Bears led all the way in the first set, hitting .406 while holding WSC to a .111 attack percentage and six kills.

Wayne State led early in the second set until Concordia-St. Paul pulled away late for a 2-0 advantage. The Wildcats were tied at 8-8 and were still within two at 15-13 until the Golden Bears reeled off eight of the next nine points to take control of the set. The third set was all Golden Bears as Concordia-St. Paul completed the sweep, dropping Wayne State to 14-8 overall and 7-5 in NSIC play.

Concordia-St. Paul finished the match with a .418 attack percentage on 46 kills and just eight errors and 91 total attacks while Wayne State hit .070 with 17 kills, 11 errors and 86 attempts. The Golden Bears held a 52-35 advantage in digs over the Wildcats and had 13 service aces to none for the Wildcats. Both teams had three blocks.

Jaci Brahmer and Erin Gross led Wayne State in hitting with five kills apiece. Haley Kauth notched nine digs while Megan Gebhardt had 14 set assists.

Wayne State will play at Minnesota State Saturday in a 2 p.m. contest. 

The Wayne Herald

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