WKU volleyball team completes weekend with win on Senior Day

After scoring a point against North Texas on Saturday afternoon, senior Tiffany Elmore celebrates with her teammates. The match marked senior night for Elmore and teammate Lindsay Williams.

Lucas Aulbach

The Lady Toppers kept their emotions in check on

Senior Day and closed out their 2011 home schedule with a win on

Saturday over North Texas.

WKU (25-3, 12-1 Sun Belt Conference) honored senior

middle hitters Tiffany Elmore and Lindsay Williams before the


Williams was pleased with the way the team performed

on her last match at Diddle.

“I think we did really well today,” she said. “It

started off really emotional, just with it being Senior Day and

everything, but I think we really came out and took care of

business when we needed to.”

The offense was led by junior outside hitter Jordyn

Skinner on Saturday. She recorded 14 kills and had an additional

eight digs on defense. Elmore and Williams had nine and eight

kills, respectively.

Sophomore defensive specialist Ashley Potts had 16

digs on defense. Junior defensive specialist Sarah Rogers had 10

digs, and the Lady Toppers finished with a total of 43 over the

course of the match.

The win over North Texas capped off a 2-0 weekend for

WKU at home. The Lady Toppers went 12-1 in their home schedule this


Elmore said the way the team played this weekend was


“When you come away 2-0, what is there to argue? We

came out and really played and did some of the things we worked on

in practice. Today was really reassuring in that aspect,” she


Head Coach Travis Hudson, who recorded his

400th career win in Friday night’s match

against Denver, said WKU’s last home matches were a good sign of

where the team is at this point, with three matches left in the

regular season.

“It was a really, really complete weekend for us on

both sides of the ball,” he said after the match on Saturday.

“Again, I haven’t been real pleased with that as the year’s gone on

and I really think in the last couple of weeks we’ve started

putting things together.”

The Lady Toppers will have this week to practice

before their next match on Friday against South Alabama. Hudson

said closing on a high note is important.

“We’re pursuing the NCAA tournament more than

anything else,” he said. “We want to protect our RPI and keep

ourselves in a good position to do that.”