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Women’s volleyball upsets West Virginia

The Wright State Volleyball team attended the West Virginia Invitational Aug. 25, gaining a big win against West Virginia University, 3-1.

This win over West Virginia is the first time Wright State has won against a Power Five Conference member since 2006.

The match went four sets, with Wright State starting out strong to claim the first set, 25-20.

In the first set, both Celia Powers and Abby Barcus had multiple kills with four and six, respectively. In the second set, the Raiders won 27-25 to take a 2-0 lead on the West Virginia squad. Freshman Lainey Stephenson had five kills and nine assists in the set. Sophomore Teddie Sauer also had five kills throughout the set.

West Virginia came back and won the third set 25-19, even though the Raiders led 16-11 at one point during the set. The match went to a crucial fourth set, with Wright State leading 2-1.

The Raiders battled and won the fourth set 25-21. Stephenson ended the game with a total of thirty-six assists.

The Raiders took home second place in the invitational, finishing with two wins and one loss. Sophomores Abby Barcus and Teddie Sauer were named to the All-Tournament team. Sauer was also named the MVP for the tournament.

The Raiders are off to a good start for the 2018 season with the big win against West Virginia as well as second place in a strong tournament.

Image by WSU Women’s Volleyball Twitter page.