Volleyball team drops five spots to No. 21 in AVCA poll

Austin Lanter

The Lady Toppers have dropped to No. 21 in the NCAA after going 2-2 over the course of the week, according to the American Volleyball Coaches Association rankings released Monday.

Last week the Lady Toppers found themselves at No. 16 in the nation — the highest ranking in school history. However, after dropping games to the now-No. 13 ranked Ohio State Lady Buckeyes and No. 16 Florida State, WKU finds itself five spots lower.

WKU started the week off with a 3-1 win against Belmont at Diddle Arena last Tuesday. The team dropped the first set ending its streak of 30 consecutive sets won on their home floor — the last set they had dropped at home was almost a year earlier to the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Over the weekend, WKU participated in the Seminole Invitational.

In the first game of the weekend, the Lady Toppers battled Ohio State and came out on the losing end 3-2. All five sets were decided by five points or less.

In its next match, WKU made short work of Florida A&M defeating them in straight sets 3-0.

The next day, WKU battled host Florida State and after taking the first set, dropped three sets in a row to lose the match 3-1.

The Lady Toppers will take on Cincinnati Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Diddle Arena. This weekend, WKU will also be hosting the WKU Invitational as Ohio, Virginia, and UNLV come to town.