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Defensive Specialist Abby Schaefer bumps the ball during the WKU Volleyball match against University of Arkansas at the E.A Diddle Arena in Bowling Green on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2023.

WKU Volleyball swept Jacksonville State University in back-to-back contests Oct. 7-8 at Diddle Arena.

The Hilltoppers are now 16-4 and on an 11 game win streak.

WKU shut out Jacksonville 3-0 in the first game of the weekend.


In the first contest the Hilltoppers had a cumulative hitting percentage of .263 and 34 kills.

Fifth year outside hitter Paige Briggs, junior outside hitter Kaylee Cox and junior rightside hitter Kenadee Coyle all posted eight kills for the Hilltoppers.

Additionally, redshirt sophomore Callie Bauer led the team in assists with 25.

On Sunday, WKU ended the match with three consecutive set wins.

As a team, the Hilltoppers averaged a .327 hitting percentage with 42 kills.

Once again, Cox helped secure a win for the Hilltoppers, putting up 11 kills and two blocks in the matchup. Coyle and freshman middle hitter Izzy Van De Wiele also grabbed two blocks.

Bauer also put together a strong performance with 33 assists. Furthermore, Briggs collected 14 digs. 

WKU will hit the road again to face New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico on Oct. 13.

Sports reporter Molly St. Clair can be reached at [email protected].

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