WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita State earned a sweep over Evansville on senior night as junior Emily Adney recorded a match-high 23 kills. The Shockers won by scores of 25-20, 25-18, and 25-21.
Adney's 23 kills rank as the top performance in a three-set match during the rally scoring era (2001-present) and the second most in a three-set match all-time to Janelle Watton's 28 kills in 1991. Senior Mary Elizabeth Hooper collected a match-high 46 assists, while senior Camri Zwiesler had a double-double with 14 kills and 15 digs and senior Sarah Waldorf finished with a match-high 19 digs.
The two teams raced out to a 10-10 tie in the first set before the Shockers took a 14-12 lead with a block by Elizabeth Field and Emily Adney. UE came back to take the lead 15-14, but the Shockers used three-straight kills from Adney to go back in front 17-15. WSU went on to win the set 25-20.
The Shockers jumped out to a quick 9-4 lead in the second set after a kill by Sam Sanders. UE rallied to pull within 18-17 on a kill by Rachel TenHoor, but the Shockers scored seven of the final eight points to win 25-18.
WSU took control of the third set early as back-to-back Adney kills put WSU up 7-2. A kill by Sanders increased the lead to 18-13 and WSU went on to win the set 25-21.
The Shockers are next in action on Fri., Nov. 18 at Illinois State at 7:05 p.m.