WKU bounces back from Cincinnati loss with win in Louisiana

Lucas Aulbach

After a close loss on the road Tuesday night, the

Lady Toppers got back on track Friday with a sweep over


WKU won 3-0 in Louisiana after an 11 hour bus ride on


Head Coach Travis Hudson said his team played well

despite the long trip.

“I thought we played really well offensively tonight,

but we didn’t play our best on defense,” he said.

While WKU was able to win in three sets, the match

was closer than the final score indicates. The match featured 22

tie scores and eight lead changes as Louisiana-Lafayette posted a

.215 hitting percentage.

Junior outside hitter Jordyn Skinner led the Lady

Toppers’ high-powered offense with 14 kills, while redshirt

sophomore outside hitter Paige Wessel posted an additional 12 kills

and recorded a .476 hitting percentage.

Their contributions helped WKU post a .363 hitting

percentage, its best of the season.

Skinner and sophomore defensive specialist Ashley

Potts each had 14 digs as WKU recorded a total of 50 over the

course of the match, 23 more than Louisiana-Lafayette.

Sophomore setter Melanie Stutsman added to the

offense with 40 assists and five kills.

The Lady Toppers will play their final match of the

weekend Saturday at Louisiana-Monroe at 6 p.m. Hudson said the

biggest test for WKU will be playing after a late night.

“We probably won’t even make it to Monroe until about

one in the morning,” he said. “Our biggest challenge against Monroe

is going to be a lack of rest but if we can play better defensively

I think it’ll be a good match.”