WKU volleyball closes out weekend in Louisiana with sweep

Lucas Aulbach

It was business as usual for the Lady Toppers on Saturday night as they earned another Sun Belt win with a sweep of Louisiana-Monroe.

The win completed a 2-0 weekend for WKU after sweeping Louisiana-Lafayette in three sets on Friday. The Lady Toppers have now won 17 of their 23 wins in three sets.

Head Coach Travis Hudson said he was most impressed with the way WKU’s offense performed against Louisiana-Monroe.

“We were very good offensively again tonight, which is good to see,” he said. “Monroe is much improved this season.”

Hudson said WKU played well despite the long trip to Louisiana. The Lady Toppers had an 11-hour bus ride to get to Lafayette on Thursday.

“This is just such a grueling weekend in terms of travel,” he said. “One of our players calculated that it’s about 23 or 24 hours on a bus both ways so its very taxing in that regard, so its great to be able to get two wins out of all of it.”

Senior middle hitter Lindsay Williams had a big night on offense, recording a team-high 13 kills while leading WKU with a .565 hitting percentage. Junior outside hitter Jordyn Skinner and redshirt sophomore Paige Wessel each added 11 kills.

Junior defensive specialist Sarah Rogers led the way on defense with 14 digs, which tied her season-high. Skinner and sophomore defensive specialist Ashley Potts each recorded 10 digs as well.

Rogers said she’s pleased with the way the Lady Toppers performed in both matches over the weekend.

“We played hard and stayed composed every step of the way,” she said. “We made all of the right plays and were able to execute when we needed to.”

The volleyball team has a week off this week before returning to action on Friday at home against Denver. Their matches at Diddle Arena next weekend will be their final homestead of the season.