#17 Wayne State Overcomes Slow Start to Top SCSU in Four Sets
Posted: 27 October, 2013
WAYNE - Alyssa Frauendorfer's career-high 20 kills helped #17 Wayne State College overcome a slow start as the Wildcats came back to top St. Cloud State 21-25, 25-23, 25-20 and 25-14 Saturday afternoon in Wayne.
The Wildcats move to 17-7 overall and 8-6 in the NSIC while the visiting Huskies fall to 12-10 and 6-8 in league play.
St. Cloud State hit .394 in the first set to take advantage of a sluggish Wildcat start as the Huskies won the first set 25-21. The second set was tightly contested with 12 ties and five lead changes. With the score tied at 23-23, WSC got a kill from Lexi Malm and forced a SCSU attack error to win the second set 25-23.
The third set saw the Wildcats hit .289 with 17 kills and just four attack errors as WSC posted a 25-20 win and WSC then pulled away in the fourth set with 17 more kills and just two attack errors for a .429 attack percentage as the Wildcats sealed the match with a 25-14 set win.
Wayne State hit .283 for the match compared to St. Cloud State's .235. WSC had three more kills than SCSU 62-59 and had 12 blocks to St. Cloud State's eight.
Frauendorfer, a freshman from Humphrey, capped a stellar weekend with a career-high 20 kills and just three attack errors for a .515 attack percentage. She also had five blocks. Cori Hobbs contributed 13 kills and 14 digs in the win while Elizabeth Gebhardt notched 12 kills with Lexi Malm adding 10. Gebhardt and Malm each contributed five blocks to the Wildcat win.
Sophomore libero Courtney VanGroningen accounted for 19 digs with Katie Hughes and Hobbs each recording 14. Sophomore setter Leisa McClintock handed out 53 set assists.
Wayne State will be on the road next weekend, visiting Minnesota Crookston Friday evening at 7 p.m. and Bemidji State Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. in Northern Sun Conference play.