OGDEN – Weber State volleyball hosted its final match of the season Saturday night as they honored the two seniors, Megan Thompson and Ciera Borho in their final match at Swenson Gym. The Wildcats downed Southern Utah in three sets with scores of 25-21, 25-17, 25-23.
“I’m glad we won for our seniors,” said head coach Jeremiah Larsen. “They have been instrumental in the development of this current program. I’m happy to be able to send them away from Swenson as winners.”
In the first game Southern Utah started with a 4-1 lead over Weber State. The Wildcats tied things back up and then took an 18-14 lead. SUU brought things within one point at 22-21 but WSU finished with three straight points including two kills from Amanda Varley and one from Andrea Hale.
The second game started out with a tie score at 6-6, WSU went on a 4-0 run including a pair of aces from Thamires Cavalcanti to take a 10-6 lead. The Wildcats carried that momentum into a 17-8 lead. SUU scored three straight points but another ace from Cavacalnti kept the Wildcats rolling to set point where a kill from Rylin Roberts gave WSU the 25-17 win.
Weber State started the third game with a 10-7 lead over SUU. Weber State maintained the lead late into the set but SUU tied things up at 19-19 with a 4-1 run. WSU’s Roberts had a pair of kills to give the Wildcats a 21-19 lead. Southern Utah did not back down as they brought the score back within one point.
Roberts had another huge kill to force the game into set point. Varley had the final kill of the match giving WSU the 25-23 third game win and the 3-0 overall match win.
Weber State was led by Varley who had 11 kills off of 27 attacks for a .296 percentage. Roberts ended the night with eight kills from 25 attacks. Taylor Christensen-Kinkinki had 31 assists on the night.
Defensively Cavalcanti had 15 digs and Aubrey Saunders had six blocks and Thompson added four.
The Wildcats finished the night with 36 kills from 100 attacks and only 14 errors for a .220 percentage. SUU had 35 kills from 113 attacks with 14 errors for a .106 percentage. WSU had nine team blocks to SUU’s five and WSU out dug SUU 44-39.
Weber State is now 14-10 overall record and have a 5-9 Big Sky Conference record. WSU will hit the road for the final matches in the regular season to take on Portland State and Sacramento State. The Big Sky Conference tournament will be held Nov. 17-19 and then WSU will play Utah State on Nov. 22.