Harper leads WWU to national semifinals | Volleyball

Thanks to a big match by Oak Harbor graduate Kayleigh Harper, the Western Washington University women’s volleyball team qualified for the Final Four with a 3-1 win Thursday in Tampa.

Thanks to a big match by Oak Harbor graduate Kayleigh Harper, the Western Washington University women’s volleyball team qualified for the Final Four with a 3-1 win Thursday in Tampa.

The Vikings (27-5) defeated Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.) 20-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-22 to reach the NCAA Division II semifinals where they will meet West Virginia’s Wheeling Jesuit (37-4) at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the University of Tampa.

Harper, a red-shirt freshman, recorded a rare kill-block double-double with a match-high 16 kills and 10 blocks.

Harper now has 169 blocks, the fifth most in a single season at WWU.

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