Hudson gets 400th win in sweep over Denver

Senior middle hitter Lindsay Williams celebrates after scoring a point against Denver in the third game on Friday evening. WKU won 3-0. 

Lucas Aulbach

On a night where everything seemed to go right on the

court, the Lady Toppers were able to get a win over Denver and make

it a special night off the court.

A night before Senior Day, Head Coach Travis Hudson

was able to get his 400th career win as

coach of the WKU volleyball team.

After the match, a 3-0 sweep at Diddle, Hudson said

the way the Lady Toppers played made it an even better night for


“To play as well as we did is a big part of it,” he

said. “You can really feel good about it when you see the team go

out and compete and play as well as we did tonight.”

Junior defensive specialist Sarah Rogers said Hudson

deserves praise for what he’s done for the program.

“He’s an awesome coach, we’re all so happy that he’s

still here coaching us and that he’s been so successful and we can

be a part of it,” she said.

Rogers had 10 digs and sophomore defensive specialist

Ashley Potts had 16, contributing to a defense which recorded 43


Junior outside hitter Jordyn Skinner led the offense

with 14 kills as WKU (24-3, 11-1 Sun Belt Conference) recorded 51

total kills, 26 more than Denver.

“Denver is a quality team,” Hudson said about the

competition. “This team can play when they get it going but we were

really in control from the beginning.”

The Lady Toppers will take on North Texas at Diddle

at noon on Saturday. It is the last home game on WKU’s schedule and

seniors in the program will be honored before the start of the


Rogers said Senior Day is a big part of the Lady

Toppers’ season.

“We decorate the girls’ lockers, put signs up around

Diddle, give them presents and then honor them before the game. It

gets kind of emotional,” she said.

Hudson said the Lady Toppers should be in good shape

on Saturday if they can play like they did against Denver.

“Hopefully we’ll come out with the same focus and

intensity. If we do, I think we’ll get a good result,” he said.

“We’re playing a really well-coached team tomorrow but if we play

like that, then we’re going to give teams a lot of problems.”