KWU Women’s Volleyball Wins Ninth Straight in Sweep of Tabor

KWU Women’s Volleyball Wins Ninth Straight in Sweep of Tabor

The newly minted No. 20 ranked Kansas Wesleyan Women's Volleyball team took the show on the road on Wednesday night to take on the Tabor College Bluejays inside the Tabor College Gymnasium.

The Coyotes would pick up their ninth straight victory in a straight set sweep of the Bluejays 25-19, 25-11, 25-22.

Wesleyan hit an incredible .489 as a team, as Rylee Serpan led the way with 18 kills, while Kylee Harris had 15 and freshman Gianna Adriaanse had 11.

The Coyotes raced out to a 5-1 lead in the opening set but saw Tabor draw back within three points at 13-10. The Coyotes wasted little time in taking back control, scoring the next four points, the last coming on an assisted block by Sarah Girard and Serpan to make it 17-10 Coyotes.

Tabor got within four at 21-17, but three straight by the Coyotes on kills by Harris and a service ace by Josie Deckinger against Macy Rowan set up a set-point chance for the Coyotes. Tabor scored the next two, but Serpan closed it out with a big Coyote kill to take the set.

It was 2-2 in the second set when the Coyotes got things going. A block by Kyla Moore started the Wesleyan rally of five straight points to make it 7-2. The Coyotes turned a 10-5 lead into a 14-5 lead with four straight points later in the set and extended the run to 6-1 making it 16-6. Another Serpan kill ended the set at 25-11 in favor of the Coyotes.

The third set was a bit more of a struggle for the Coyotes, as Tabor led early in the set. The Bluejays had an 8-6 lead when the Coyotes rattled off four straight to take a 10-8 lead. Wesleyan led 13-10 when Tabor came back and tied it at 13-all. Tabor led 14-13 when the Coyotes scored three straight to take a 17-14 lead. The Coyotes led 22-20 but Tabor scored the next two to tie it, but from there it was all purple and gold as Wesleyan closed out the sweep with kills by Serpan, Moore and Deckinger to finish it.

Deckinger had 43 assists and two aces. Kelcey Hund had 17 digs while Ella Schmid added seven and Kori Arnold had six.

Wesleyan is back on the road on Saturday at Saint Mary, before retuning home for two matches next week, against Doane on Wednesday, and against Avila next Friday evening.

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