CHADRON, Neb. -- The 15th-ranked Wayne State volleyball team kept its unbeaten start alive, sweeping in-state foe Chadron State, 25-11, 25-13, 25-10. The Monday victory bumps the Wildcats to 9-0, while the Eagles fall to 2-6.

The Wildcat came out swinging in the opening set, posting 17 kills and a .368 hitting percentage. WSC took early leads of 12-6 and 18-9 and cruised to the 25-11 first set win. Pierce native Maggie Brahmer had six kills on 10 attacks while Lindsday native Taya Beller added five kills on seven attempts to pace WSC.

WSC continued their strong hitting the second set posting 15 kills and just two errors for a .371 percentage in rolling to a 25-13 set win. Beller had six kills on seven swings followed by Brahmer with five kills on eight attacks.

The third set was close early with four ties until WSC scored 12 of the next 13 points for a commanding 19-7 lead as the Wildcats closed the match with a 25-10 third set win. WSC held Chadron State to just five kills while forcing seven errors. Beller capped her afternoon with five more kills on seven attacks to lead the Wildcats.

Wayne State finished the contest hitting .343 with 44 kills and just seven attack errors on 108 attempts.  Chadron State was limited to a .039 percentage with 20 kills, 16 errors and 102 attacks.  The ‘Cats held a 59-48 edge in digs, 4-1 in service aces and 4-2 in blocks.

Beller led WSC at the net with 16 kills and a .714 hitting percentage.  She also had three blocks.  Brahmer added 12 kills with a .571 hitting percentage. 

Five Wildcats posted double digit digs, led by libero Jessie Brandl with 13.  Jordan McCormick, Kelsie Cada and Rachel Walker each had 11 digs while Havyn Heinz added 10. 

Mayson Fago led the Eagles with five kills, while Abby Schaefer was kept busy with 16 digs.

Wayne State opens Northern Sun Conference play Friday evening hosting #6 Concordia-St. Paul at 6 p.m. CT in Rice Auditorium. Chadron State is home against Adams State Friday at 6 p.m. MT to kick off RMAC play.