DAYTON — The Wright State volleyball team is returning to the NCAA Championship for the third time in the last four seasons after sweeping No. 2 seed Northern Kentucky on Sunday afternoon for its second Horizon League tournament title in school history.
The Raiders (29-3, 18-3 Horizon) won their 23rd consecutive match to earn an automatic bid in the NCAA Championship, with Selection Sunday set for November 27 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU. Jenna Story was named the Horizon League Tournament MVP after recording 41 digs (5.86 per set) across WSU’s two postseason wins. Callie Martin and Sam Ott were both named to the All-Tournament Team.
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Wright State jumped out in front by taking the opening set 25-18, followed by a 25-20 final tally in set two. The Raiders trailed 17-15 in the third set but closed the period on a 10-6 run to seal the sweep. Ott finished with a team-leading 13 kills and a season-high five aces to pace the Raiders. Megan Alders tallied 10 kills, while Taylor Bransfield and Aaliyah Byers finished with nine apiece in the category.
Katie Meyer passed out 40 of Wright State’s 45 assists. Story (19) and Martin (12) notched double-digit digs to lead the Raiders’ efforts defensively.
As a team, Wright State tallied a .252 hitting percentage, including a .486 mark with 17 kills and no errors in set two. Northern Kentucky (18-13, 15-3 Horizon) was held to a .165 hitting percentage while also committing 16 errors.
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