WKU topples Rice on the road

Clay Manlove

The Lady Toppers extended their win streak to 22-straight on Friday evening as WKU took down Rice 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-22) in Houston. 

Rachel Anderson led the Lady Toppers with 14 kills while Taylor Dellinger and Alyssa Cavanaugh added 12 each. WKU was led on defense by Darby Music, who had 15 digs while Jessica Lucas and Emma Kowalkowski each added 13 apiece. 

The Lady Toppers hit at a combined .286 clip while holding the Owls (19-7 overall, 9-3 Conference USA) to a .167 hitting percentage. 

With the win, the Lady Toppers moved to 26-2 on the season and have won 37-straight conference matches and 22-straight matches overall. 

WKU will travel to Murfreesboro, Tenn., to take on Middle Tennessee on Sunday at noon before closing out the regular season with a road trip to North Texas next Thursday evening.