WKU volleyball sweeps South Alabama for 26th win

Lucas Aulbach

The WKU volleyball team continued its recent streak of Sun Belt Conference dominance with a win on Friday against South Alabama.

The Lady Toppers swept USA in Mobile, Ala., to earn their 26th win of the season, which leads the nation. It was the fifth consecutive win for WKU (26-3, 13-1 Sun Belt Conference), all of them coming in three sets.

Head Coach Travis Hudson said the match was just another big win.

“We didn’t play great but a lot of that had to do with South Alabama. They played really well tonight,” he said. “We’re just glad to be able to get another win.”

Junior outside hitter Jordyn Skinner had 11 kills for WKU, a high for both teams in the match. She also led the Lady Topper defense with 12 digs.

WKU scored two tight wins in the first two sets, winning 25-20 in the first and 25-22 in the second before handily winning the third.

The biggest advantage for the Lady Toppers came in service aces. WKU outscored South Alabama during serves by seven, finishing the match up eight to one in aces.

“We started off slow, serving-wise, but certainly we turned that around,” Hudson said. “Finishing with eight is a result I’ll take every night.”

The Lady Toppers are in their last full weekend of the regular season.

They have one more match this weekend on Saturday against Troy before they close the regular season next Friday against Middle Tennessee.