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Women’s Volleyball to host Horizon League tournament after big win

Wright State University Women's Volleyball | Photo by Joe Craven

Wright State University Women’s Volleyball | Photo by Joe Craven

After a weekend of intense matches, the Wright State volleyball team claims the title of regular season Horizon League champions.

This past weekend, the volleyball team hit the road for their last two games of the regular season.

Friday night, they added another game to their winning streak as they dominated the court against Youngstown State. An unfamiliar court had no effect on WSU as they won in three sets with scores 25-17, 25-11 and 25-11.

MH Nyssa Baker (7) and MB Teddy Sauer (14) put the Raiders on the offence with a whopping 11 kills each with many of them being right from the beginning. The two hitters brought energy and determination to the game without any hesitation.

The second and third set were no different. By the end of the second set, Youngstown State University was beginning to cave under the pressure of WSU, and shortly after, WSU finished them off in the third set with a score of 3-0.

With an abundance of energy from the previous win, the raiders traveled to Oakland on Saturday for their last game of the regular season.

This was a much closer game than Friday, but WSU fought hard and brought home the win in four sets with scores 23-25, 25-23, 25-13 and 25-14.

It was truly a team effort where many of the team’s players contributed immensely to the final score. RS Celia Powers (11) lead the team with 13 kills, but Nyssa Baker, Teddie Sauer, and OH Taylor Gibson (5) were not far behind with 11 kills each. DS Jenna story (1) also contributed five assists in addition to her 16 digs.

The raiders started out down with the first set, but made up for it in the next three. The game was close and the Golden Grizzlies gave WSU a run for their money, but the raiders fought hard and brought home the dub. This left the final score at 3-1 and the season record at 24-4.

After the two wins on the road, and the countless hours of work put in to an extremely successful season, the volleyball team earned the title of Horizon League Champions and got to bring home the trophy.

For the first time, the raiders will host the Horizon League tournament in McLin Gym on Nov. 23 at 3 p.m.

Makenzie Hoeferlin


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