Lady Toppers sweep rival MTSU for C-USA record-tying win

After a quiet night in the weekend opener, the WKU volleyball offense returned with a high-powered showing in the Lady Toppers’ sweep of Middle Tennessee Sunday afternoon. Hitting .507 as a team, WKU saw Alyssa Cavanaugh lead the way with 11 kills while Rachel Anderson posted a match-best .727 attack clip.

Lady Toppers have now won 13-straight matches to improve to 17-2 overall. Additionally, the victory tied WKU for the Conference USA record of 28-consecutive wins over league opposition. The Lady Toppers have not lost in Diddle Arena to a league opponent since 2011, taking down 47-straight visitors from the conference (Sun Belt & C-USA) in that span.

As a team, WKU combined for a season-best .507 hitting percentage, marking the second match of 2017 the team has eclipsed the .500 plateau.

Defensively, the Lady Toppers held Middle Tennessee to a .146 hitting percentage including .026 and .062 showings in the first two sets of the day, respectively. WKU posted 32 digs in the match against just 16 by the visitors. Engle and Lucas led the way in the category while Emma Kowalkowski chipped in seven and Darby Music added four.

WKU will continue its homestand hosting next week’s lone match against Southern Miss on Friday. The first serve from Diddle Arena is slated for 6 p.m. CT. Of the team’s 11 remaining matches of the regular season, six will take place at home in Bowling Green.


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