The Washburn volleyball team remains ranked at No. 5 for the second-consecutive week as the AVCA top-25 poll was released Monday afternoon. The Ichabods have an overall record of 11-1 and are 3-1 in MIAA matches this season.

The Ichabods added two more wins last week with a sweep at Emporia State, their ninth shutout of the season, and a 3-1 victory over Missouri Western. Washburn is ninth in the nation in kills per set (14.45), 13th in assists per set (13.11), and 18th in opponent hitting percentage (.120).

Washburn will play a pair of road matches this week, starting at Newman on Friday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. The Ichabods will face Central Oklahoma the following day in Edmond, Okla., at 7 p.m.

Kelsey Gordon, an Emporia native, enjoys being connected to both sides of the ESU and Washburn rivalry. Growing up in Emporia but playing for the Ichabods is a unique spot for Gordon. She explains why its a fun spot to be in, why the team is playing so well, plus much more.