VOLLEYBALL: The Wildcats captured the title in the Gonzaga Invitational tournament Saturday with two victories, giving them five straight wins. Weber State beat UTEP 3-2 in the morning match and knocked off the host Gonzaga Bulldogs 3-1 to win the tournament played at Spokane, Wash.
In the first match of the day, the Wildcats defeated UTEP, 28-26, 25-20, 25-20, 29-27, 15-12. It was the fourth five-set win of the season for Weber State.
Senior Brittney Bisaillon led the 'Cats with 18 kills, which tied her
career-high. She also had just two hitting errors and hit .593 for the
match and recorded seven blocks. Junior Micah Folsom posted her second straight double-double with 17 kills to go along with 15 digs. Chelsea Bair also had a double-double with 15 kills and 15 digs and Caitlyn Anderson tied her season-high with 27 digs.
In the championship match, the Wildcats beat the host Bulldogs, 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 26-24 to secure the title. It is WSU's first preseason tournament championship since 2005.
Folsom posted a double-double for the third straight match, finishing with a season-high 19 kills to go along with 12 digs. Bair posted 14 kills, her 10th straight match with 10 or more kills, and Bisaillon added 11 kills. Bisaillon was named the Tournament MVP, while Bair and Folsom were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Senior Leah Burmeister finished with five kills and a season-high 10
digs in the win over the 'Zags. In the process, she became just the sixth Wildcat to ever record 1,000 career digs. Burmeister has played in 101 career matches at Weber State and also needs just 32 more kills to reach 1,000 for her career.
With a record of 8-3, the 'Cats are off to their best start since the