Creighton Takes Bluejay Invitational Title with Win over Wichita State

  0 Nathan Keil | September 09th, 2018 | Big East, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News

Bluejay Invitational

  • J. Skol Arena, Omaha, Neb.
  • Sept. 7-9

Creighton wrapped up its home Bluejay Invitational title with a four-set win over Wichita State on Sunday, ending the weekend with a 2-0 record, including a Friday victory over Iowa State.

The Bluejays’ Jaali Winters was named tournament MVP.

 #14 Creighton def. Wichita State 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-23)

Creighton came out in the first set on the attack, jumping out to a 14-8 lead halfway through the set. But the Shockers, chipped away and took their first lead at 20-19 and held off the Bluejays to capture the first set.

In the second, it was all Bluejays. After it fell behind 2-0 early, Creighton scored five straight and never looked back en route to taking the set 25-17. The third set followed a similar script as the Bluejays led for all but one point of the set as they captured a two set to one lead.

Wichita State and Creighton went back and forth in the fourth. With the scored tied at 16, Creighton seized control with a 3-0 mini spurt and kept the lead the rest of the match. The Shockers were able to save two match points, but an error secured the win for Creighton.


  • Creighton outside hitter Taryn Kloth, and setter Madelyn Cole earn All-Tournament Honors while outside hitter Jaali Winters earned Tournament MVP.
  • Winters notched 18 kills and Kloth finished with 15 for the Bluejays in the weekend finale.
  • Creighton middle blocker Annika Welty (6) and right side hitter Kari Zumach (5) both set career highs in blocks.
  • Wichita State outside hitter Megan Taflinger led the Shockers with 12 kills. Taflinger also received all-tournament honors.
  • Both teams took chances in the service game, contributing six aces apiece. They also combined for 17 service errors.


  • Creighton will take on Libscomb at 8 p.m. ET Friday at the Illini Classic.
  • Wichita State will participate in the North Texas Challenge. The Shockers will take on Stephen F. Austin at noon ET Friday.

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