Wildcat netters move to 14-0 with four-set win


WINONA, Minn. — Third-ranked Wayne State got 14 kills from Kelsie Cada and a season-high nine from freshman Taylor Bunjer to outlast Winona State in four sets in volleyball action Saturday, winning 25-21, 17-25, 25-16, 26-24.

The Wildcats broke a 17-17 tie to take the opener, riding the five kills of Maggie Brahmer and four kills and six digs by Cada.

Winona State came back to tie the match in the second set, but Wayne State took advantage of eight Warrior errors and three ace serves to regain the momentum. They rallied from a 21-19 deficit in the final set to come away with the victory.

Cada had a double-double with 14 kills and 15 digs and setter Rachel Walker also had a double-double with 45 assists and 13 digs. Taya Beller put away 13 kills, Brahmer had 11 kills and six blocks, and Bunjer finished with nine kills. Jesie Brandl led the defense with 24 digs, Jordan McCormick added 17 and Havyn Heinz recorded two ace serves.

The Wildcats go back on the road next weekend for a key NSIC doubleheader, traveling to No. 6 St. Cloud State on Friday and No. 10 Minnesota Duluth on Saturday.


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