OGDEN, Utah - The Weber State volleyball team stormed back to beat in-state rival Southern Utah on Saturday night, three sets to two, after losing the first two sets.
The dramatic match fittingly ended with a score of 19-17 when Whitney Hunt slammed home the winning kill off an Audrey Biggs assist.
The match was tied 49 times and there were 21 lead changes between the two teams.
The Wildcats had two players with double-digit kills. Audrey Biggs led the way with 17 kills while Katie Harvey had 10. Southern Utah had four players with double-digit kills. Kylie Schofield led the way for the Thunderbirds with 17 to tie Biggs for the match lead.
The two teams had a combined 29 service errors, but the Cats only had 12 to Southern Utah’s 17.
After losing the first two sets went to Southern Utah fairly easily, the Cats fought all the way back to win the next three sets, each in dramatic fashion. Weber State came back from down 17-12 to rally for a 30-28 set win in set three. Then in set four, the Wildcats won 28-26 on back-to-back Thunderbird attack errors.
Southern Utah battled back from down 14-11 in set three before falling, 19-17.
The Wildcats improved to 2-10 in conference play and 6-20 overall with the win, while Southern Utah falls to 1-11 in Big Sky Conference play and 2-20 overall.
Weber State hits the court again Friday night at home against Northern Colorado at 7 p.m.