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Final: O'Neill (1-0) defeats Wayne (0-1) 28-21 Friday evening in Wayne.

Wildcat Volleyball Wins In Four Sets Over Crookston

Posted: 02 November, 2013

CROOKSTON, MN - Freshman middle hitter Alyssa Frauendorfer recorded 18 kills and hit a scorching .515 for the match to lead #18 Wayne State College past Minnesota Crookston in Northern Sun Conference volleyball Friday evening at Lysaker Gymnasium in Crookston, Minnesota.  Scores of the match were 25-15, 25-27, 25-21 and 25-12.  Wayne State is now 18-7 overall and 9-6 in the NSIC while UMC falls to 12-11 and 7-8 in league play.

The first set saw WSC get off to a slow start, trailing early 7-2 to force a Wildcat timeout.  The ‘Cats then caught fire and tired the score at 10-10 and never looked back in pulling away for a 25-15 first set win thanks to five service aces including three from Cori Hobbs.

After WSC held an 8-6 lead in the second set, the host Golden Eagles got on a roll and scored 10 straight points to grab a 16-8 lead.  The ‘Cats rallied and actually took a 22-20 lead on a Leisa McClintock service ace and had set point at 24-22, but UMC rallied and took advantage of four Wildcat errors and tied the match with a 27-25 set win.
The third set was close throughout, but with the score tied at 20-20, WSC used kills from Frauendorfer and Elizabeth Gebhardt and an attack error from UMC to go up 23-20 with Lexi Malm’s kill closing the set for a 25-21 win.

It was the Alyssa Frauendorfer show in the fourth set as the freshman from Humphrey had 10 kills and one service ace in the set as she helped the Wildcats dominate for a 25-12 win to complete the match 3-1.

Wayne State hit .221 for the match compared to UMC’s .159.  The Wildcats had 55 kills to 47 for the Golden Eagles and had a 6-5 edge in blocks over UMC.  WSC also served up a season-high 10 service aces in the win.
Frauendorfer paced Wayne State in hitting recording 18 kills and just one attack error in 33 total attempts for a sizzling .515 attack percentage.  Senior outside hitter Cori Hobbs contributed a double-double, her 18th of the year, with 11 kills and 13 digs.

Sophomore libero Courtney VanGroningen notched a team-best 19 digs in the win followed by sophomore Katie Hughes with 18 and freshman Michaela Mestl 10.  Sophomore setter Leisa McClintock had 43 set assists and 10 digs for her fifth double-double of the year. 
           
The Wildcats will be in action again Saturday afternoon visiting Bemidji State for a 4 p.m. Northern Sun Conference contest.



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