The UAFS volleyball team’s defense proved too much for the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies on Saturday at Oscar Williams Fieldhouse in Goodwell, Okla.
UAFS held OPSU to a paltry -0.038 hitting percentage on its way to a sweep of the Heartland Conference match. The Lady Lions won the match 25-10, 25-10, 25-14 to sweep the regular-season league series with the Aggies.
UAFS completed its two-match, three-day road trip 2-0 after sweeping Newman University on Thursday at Fugate Gymnasium in Wichita, Kan.
The Lady Lions (15-6) improved to 11-0 in conference play and sit atop the league standings. UAFS now holds a three-match lead over NCAA Division II provisional member Lubbock Christian (11-8, 8-3), which is ineligible to compete for the conference title, and a Dallas Baptist (10-11, 7-3).
Oklahoma Panhandle State (3-18) is last in the league at 0-10.
UAFS recorded six total blocks. Freshman outside hitter Payton Hamilton had two solo blocks, while junior middle hitter Shakendra Mumphrey had one solo block and two assists and senior outside hitter Cori Bruce had one solo block.
Freshman setter Maja Krstonosic, freshman defensive specialist Olivia Navato and sophomore defensive specialist Macy Ayulo had six digs apiece. UAFS had 37 digs total.
Oklahoma Panhandle State had just 16 total kills (16 for 78) and committed 19 errors. Sarah Koster led the Aggies with six kills. Skylar Mayeux had 13 assists and one of the Aggies three aces.
The Aggies didn’t help their own cause by committing seven reception errors.
UAFS compiled a 0.314 hitting percentage with 31 kills (31 for 70) with only nine errors. Junior outside hitter Michelle Walker had nine kills to lead UAFS, which had 11 players with at least one kill.
Maja Krstonosic led UAFS with 15 assists and served four of UAFS’ seven aces.