The Wayne State Wildcats, ranked second in the country in Division II volleyball will be playing in front of a packed house at Rice Auditorium hosting the top team in the country and conference foe, Minnesota Duluth. The match starts at 7 p.m. Friday night and both teams come in with a 14-0 record.
Just nine days ago, Wayne State battled in-state rival and 10th ranked Nebraska-Kearney in front of a record crowd and came away with a hard-fought 3-2 win. The Wildcats are used to tough competition, so tonight’s game should not be overwhelming. Last season Wayne State and Duluth split the season series with the Bulldogs winning 3-0 in Duluth on October 2 while WSC picked up a 3-2 win over UMD on November 6 in Wayne.
Head coach Scott Kneifl is in his sixth season as coach of the Wildcats and joins us for a conversation about this upcoming game with Duluth. Scott talks about the hype around town and campus and how he’s trying to balance the excitement of a 1 vs. 2 matchup with this being another game on the schedule.
Regardless of what happens tonight, the Wildcats won’t have much time to celebrate or get down on themselves. They host Bemidji State on Saturday night.