Wildcats cap volleyball season with a Big Sky victory

Nov 17 2012 - 11:40pm

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Audrey Biggs
Audrey Biggs

CHENEY, Wash. - The Wildcats wrapped up their 2012 season with a thrilling road win over the Eastern Washington Eagles.

Sophomore outside hitter Audrey Biggs had 15 kills, one of three Wildcats to reach double-figures kills, as the Weber State University women's volleyball team defeated Eastern Washington 27-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-22 on Saturday night at Reese Court.

WSU went 11-21 on the season, an eight-win improvement under first-year coach Tom Peterson.

Biggs hit .250 and tied her career high with seven digs, while redshirt freshman outside hitter Rebecca Fuchs had 13 kills, nine digs, and tied her career high with five blocks.

Redshirt freshman middle blocker Audrey Gee had a career high 10 kills, hitting .692, and had seven blocks to finish the season with 133 total blocks and 116 block assists. Both of those numbers sit just outside Weber State's single-season top 10.

Senior right side hitter Dama Cox had a season high nine blocks and seven kills, with senior setter Caitlin Penrod tallying 48 assists, five digs and three blocks, and senior libero Laurel Bodily added 16 digs and three services aces. Saturday's match was the final one of the three seniors careers with the Purple and White.

Weber State finished the match with 18 total blocks, including 32 assisted and two solo. Weber State's 32 block assists gives in 498 for the season, which ranks as the ninth-most in a single season at the school.

The Wildcats and Eagles went toe-to-toe in a thrilling opening set, with Weber State rallying late to take a 27-25 win, and then WSU rolled to a 25-17 win in the second set to open up a 2-0 lead.

Weber State appeared to be cruising toward a sweep with a 19-11 lead in the third set, but Eastern Washington staged a stunning rallying to take the set 25-23 and cut the Wildcats' lead to 2-1.

WSU edged ahead late in the fourth set, taking a 23-18 lead on a block by Penrod and junior middle blocker Briana Wilms. EWU closed within 23-20 and then 24-22, but the Wildcats closed it out on a kill by Penrod.

Weber State finishes the season at 4-16 in Big Sky play. It's the first time the Wildcats have recorded double-digit wins in a season since 2008.

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