WU Volleyball continues dominance

BOLIVAR, Mo. — The

No. 6-ranked Washburn

Ichabods had three

hitters reach doublefigure

kills in a 3-1 win

over Southwest Baptist

picking up a 25-19, 15-

25, 25-22 and 25-23 win

over Southwest Baptist.

Washburn improved to

17-1 overall, remaining in

a first-place tie with a 9-1

MIAA record.

In the opening set, the

Ichabods broke at a 15-

15 tie with a kill from

Marissa Cox finishing the

set on a 10-4 run taking the

first set 25-19. Washburn

was limited to only eight

kills in the second set

while hitting .026 with

seven errors in 38 swings

as the Bearcats took game

two 25-15. The Ichabods

never led in the second set

as SBU finished off the

rally taking a 14-12 lead

to a 25-15 in the frame.

Set three, Washburn

and Southwest Baptist

were tied at 17 before

Cox picked up a kill

followed by a kill from

Natalie Bates and an

ace by Alyssa Carney.

Washburn stretched the

lead to 21-17 after kills

from Sarah Vicory. The

Ichabods would go on to

win the set 25-24.

Washburn took set four

and wrapped up the match

with a 25-23 win over

the Bearcats. Washburn

broke a 23-all tie with a

kill from Leanna Willer

and then Bates clinched

the win with another kill.

Cox led the Ichabods

with 13 kills while

Willer had 12 and Vicory

recorded 10. Bates

had 35 assists. Willer

added 16 digs to record

a double double and

Carney led the Ichabods

with 21 digs. Vicory led

Washburn with four total


There were seven lead

changes in the fourth

set and 12 ties. SBU

had three in double

figure kills led by Kalyn

Sotomayor’s 13.