SEATTLE – (Nov. 11) Seattle University volleyball closed out the regular season in sweeping fashion, earning a 25-19, 29-15, 25-21 win over Western Athletic Conference rival Kansas City Saturday afternoon in the Connolly Complex.
The Redhawks (11-16, 7-7 WAC) secured the fifth seed in next week’s WAC Tournament with the victory. They will open tournament play in Edinburg, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. CT/2:30 p.m. PT against fourth-seed CSU Bakersfield.
The day began by honoring Seattle U’s lone senior Claire Johnston, and ended with a convincing victory that avenged a Kansas City win earlier in the season.
Katarina Marinkovic led the Redhawks with 13 kills and six digs. Katarina Glavinic added 10 kills and three blocks, while freshman Anna Palmer added nine kills. Shae Harris dished 33 assists and had 10 digs, while Tijana Milojevic finished with a match-high 13 digs.
The ‘Roos were paced by Alicia Harrington’s 11 kills, but no other player would reach double digit kills as Kansas City finished the match hitting just .158.
Seattle U collected 15 or more kills in each set, finishing the day with a team hitting percentage of .296.
The Redhawks and CSUB split the season home-and-home series, each winning on their home court. This marks the second straight season that the two teams will face off in the first round of the WAC Tournament.