Volleyball remains unstoppable

Dan Moreno

UMKC volleyball pushed its winning streak to 16 consecutive victories after defeating the Chicago State Cougars twice this past weekend.

The team stands 20-3, 8-0, and is in first place of the Western Athletic Conference.  UMKC has six games left in the season before the WAC Tournament.


On Friday, the Roos’ offense was led by Melissa Hartsel and Jessica Hendin, who both tallied 10 kills and hit .600 and .450, respectively. UMKC hit a season-high .415, the 2nd highest total in the WAC this season.

UMKC won all three sets 25-7, 25-14 and 25-15 in Friday’s match against Chicago State. Taryn Miller totaled 14 defensive digs and Skyler Muff recorded five kills.

The Roos won all three sets 25-8, 25-10 and 25-9 on Sunday. Hendin recorded another 10 kills, and Sydney Crimmins totaled eight kills. Miller recorded 16 defensive digs, and Hartsel totaled seven blocks. Kaylyn Brandt and Nicole Wemhoff led the team in assists, totaling 17 and 15, respectively.

Next up, the Roos will host Bakersfield on Thursday at 7 p.m.