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Weber State volleyball, soccer still unbeaten in Big Sky play; Nay leads country in aces

By Brett Hein - | Oct 3, 2021

Mark Kuhlmann, NCAA Photos

Weber State's Dani Nay hits the ball during an NCAA Tournament second round match against Wisconsin on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb.

Weber State women’s volleyball and soccer programs combined to win three matches over the weekend and each team remains unbeaten early in this season’s Big Sky Conference schedule.

SOCCER’S QUICK TRIO

WSU women’s soccer scored three goals in the space of less than five minutes Sunday afternoon at Wildcat Soccer Field, two from Taylor Slack, which was enough to defeat Idaho State 3-0.

Slack punched in a rebound to open the scoring in the 21st minute. Sadie Newsom headed in a cross from Shea Christiansen in the 25th minute and, barely a breath later, Slack put in another goal in the 26th minute.

WSU played 25 of 27 rostered position players. Kaytlin Bradley played all 90 minutes in goal, recording one save.

Weber State (6-5, 3-0 Big Sky) next takes a road trip to Northern Arizona (Oct. 8) and Southen Utah (Oct. 10).

VOLLEYBALL SWEEPS MONTANA TRIP

The Wildcats volleyball team took two matches in Montana, the first a down-to-the-wire battle and the second a convincing sweep.

In a decisive fifth set Thursday at Montana State, the Bobcats took a 6-1 advantage, a large lead in the race to 15 points. The Wildcats fought back and scored the final four points of the match, never leading the final set until 14-13. Sam Schiess and Riley Weinert recorded kills in the final stretch and WSU defeated MSU 17-25, 25-20, 25-23, 24-26, 15-13.

Rylin Adams totaled 22 kills, and Dani Nay added 17 kills with a team-high 16 digs. Schiess had seven blocks.

Saturday at Montana, Nay racked up five aces as the Wildcats won 25-20, 25-10, 26-24. Nay currently ranks first in the country with 35 aces and fourth with 0.67 aces per set.

Adams totaled 13 kills and Emma Mangum had 10. Baylee Bodily recorded seven blocks and Makayla Sorensen had 11 digs.

Weber State (9-5, 4-0 Big Sky) next hosts Idaho State (Oct. 5) and Northern Colorado (Oct. 7) at Swenson Gym.

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