OGDEN – A late surge by the Wildcats wasn’t enough to keep them alive as Weber State fell in a quick three sets to Idaho State Saturday night.
Weber State started the first set out slow as Idaho State went on an 8-1 run. WSU couldn’t recover and the Bengals claimed the first set 25-15.
The Wildcats started much better in the second game keeping the set within two points. ISU surged for 14-8 lead but WSU brought the score back within two points but still trailing at 19-17. The Bengals ended the second game with a 5-1 run for a final 25-19 score giving them the 2-0 lead going into the break.
Weber State made things interesting in the third set. The two teams started the match off tied at 6-6. ISU went on a 10-2 run giving them a 19-10 lead. Weber State answered with six consecutive points and after the Bengals scored one point went on another 6-0 run totaling a 12-1 run and had a 22-20 lead.
WSU was at set point when ISU scored two points to tie things up at 24-24. ISU finished with three straight points for a 27-25 third set win and 3-0 overall victory.
Weber State was led by Megan Thompson who had 10 kills off 17 attacks for a .471 percentage on the night. Taylor Christensen-Kinkini had 25 assists for the Wildcats.
Defensively, Thompson had four blocks including two solos and Thamires Cavalcanti had 13 digs for WSU.
Weber State had 33 kills off 84 attacks to ISU’s 51 kills from 103 attacks. The two teams were even in digs, both having 32 each. WSU had eight team blocks to ISU’s six.
Weber State is now 13-8 overall on the season and 4-8 in Big Sky Conference play. The Wildcats will next travel to Utah Valley to play the Wolverines on Tuesday, Nov. 1 before returning home for the final home games of the season against Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. The match against Southern Utah will be senior night to honor our two seniors, Thompson and Ciera Borho.