Ichabods win last regular season home match

#19 Abby Wittman with an overhand serve

Washburn beat Central Oklahoma in three sets Saturday night to improve to 13-1 in conference play.

The Bods lost the first point of the match but never trailed again the whole night. Washburn took the first set 25-15 with 12 kills and six errors. The Bronchos hit -.042 as a team while WU hit .128.

“We wanted to come in and just focus on ourselves. We knew they were a lot better than the last time we played them… we wanted to come in to tonight and get the job done,” said freshman outside hitter Leanna Willer.

Washburn came out hitting .303 as a team with 14 kills in the second set. The Bods held Central Oklahoma to 12 kills and a .125 team kill average.  WU won 25-16.

In the last set, Washburn hit .233 with 16 kills and 6 errors. The Bods held The Bronchos to a negative attack percentage with -.022 and 7 kills. Washburn won 25-17.

“We want to use this momentum. Kearney is obviously biggest opponent. We want to use it to go in and take care of business,” said Willer.

Junior right side hitter Marissa Cox led Washburn with 11 kills on the match Willer added nine. Senior setter Abby Wittman had 35 assists. Senior libero Kelsey Lewis added 25 digs and fellow senior libero Courtney Churchman added 11 digs. Redshirt freshman middle hitter Hannah Frierdich led WU with four blocks.

“With it being senior night and all we just wanted to play for our seniors. It’s the last time we know for sure that we’re going to play here. With all of our seniors playing, fun just came with it,” said Willer.