No. 2 Washburn Ends UMSL Invite With Sweep Over Quincy


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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Washburn hit .302 as a team and all 15 players got in the game in a 25-16, 25-19, 25-14, sweep over Quincy Saturday in the final match of the Missouri-St. Louis Invitational. The Lady Blues (8-0) will finish their 11-match, season-opening road trip with three matches next weekend at an invite at Dowling.

Monica Miesner led the attack with nine kills and Caitlin Conley had six. Kate Hampson led the team with 26 assists and Molly Smith led the defense with 11 digs. Washburn blocked 11 attacks and Kelci Wigger tied a career high as she contributed to seven of them. Stephanie Nitz had four.

The Lady Blues led throughout the first set as they built a 5-0 lead. A kill by Nitz made the score 20-11 and then two Quincy attack errors gave the Lady Blues the win. The Lady Hawks led 1-0 in the second set and the score was tied twice early but Washburn took over after that. The Lady Blues had a 10-2 run to lead 11-4 and never let Quincy get within five as they closed out set two.

The Lady Hawks once again led twice early in the third set. Washburn overcame those deficits and used a 7-0 run midway through to go up 18-8.

- Washburn is now 8-0 for the first time since 2005 when the Lady Blues started the year 13-0. In 2004 WU set the school record with a 14-0 start.
- Kelci Wigger tied her career high with seven blocks. She had four assisted blocks and she tied her career high with three solo blocks.
- Washburn is now 4-0 against Quincy.
- Courtney Wallman had a career-high three aces.

Article courtesy of Washburn athleitcs.

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