# 1 Concordia-St. Paul ended the season for #16 Wayne State Thursday night with a 3-0 win in the opening round of NCAA Central Region Volleyball Tournament played in St. Paul, Minnesota on the campus of Concordia-St. Paul University. Scores of the match were 25-14, 25-17 and 25-20. Wayne State ends their season with a 22-10 record while Concordia-St. Paul advances to the semifinals to face #5 Minnesota Duluth at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
The Wildcats were outhit .216-.067 in the contest as WSC had 29 kills and 21 errors on 119 attacks while CSP had 38 kills and 16 errors on 102 attacks. Concordia-St. Paul held the advantage in assists 38-27, digs 61-47 and blocks 9-8.
Wayne State was led in the contest by senior Alex Armes with nine kills and Cori Hobbs next with six kills. Leisa McClintock dished out 22 assists and Armes led the team with four blocks. Hobbs and Katie Hughes both had double-digit digs for WSC as Hobbs led the team with 12 digs and Hughes had 11.
The NCAA Central Regional appearance marks the eighth straight season the Wildcats have made the NCAA tournament. WSC loses two seniors off this year’s team as Alex Armes and Melanie Placke played their final matches.