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WKU Volleyball extends win streak to 17

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Setter Callie Bauer sets 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 Louisiana Tech University 3-0 in back-to-back games Oct. 27-28.

The match-ups were played in Ruston, Louisiana. The Hilltoppers now stand 22-4 on the season after extending their win streak to 17.

Game 1

WKU won the match  Friday in three straight sets.

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As a team, the Hilltoppers had a cumulative 3-set hitting percentage of .356. They tallied 43 kills on 90 total attempts.

Individually, fifth year outside hitter Paige Briggs and freshman Izzy Van De Wiele put up ten kills each. Redshirt sophomore setter Callie Bauer also led the Hilltoppers, grabbing 36 assists.

Sophomore defensive specialist Abby Schaefer posted eleven digs with junior outside hitter Kaylee Cox close behind with ten digs in the match.

Game 2

The Hilltoppers shut out LA Tech 3-0 again in game two.

WKU posted a .422 average hitting percentage over three sets. They also acquired 42 kills and 90 total attempts.

Briggs led the team in kills with 15. Bauer was also a team leader, totaling 34 assists. Additionally, Schaefer had 15 digs in the match.

WKU Volleyball will continue their season Nov. 3 when they face Florida International University in E.A Diddle Arena at 6 p.m. CST.

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

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