After playing three matches in three days during a rugged road swing through the Lone Star State this past weekend, the UAFS volleyball team was in desperate need of a quick and easy match on Tuesday night at the Stubblefield Center.
They got just that … for the most part.
The Lady Lions held off the stubborn Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm to post a nonconference sweep and extend their winning streak to two matches. UAFS (8-6) won the match 25-16, 25-23, 25-17 to remain undefeated at home this season.
UAFS, which is 5-0 in Heartland Conference play, will resume league play at 7 p.m. on Thursday when it hosts McMurry University. The Lady Lions will finish their homestand at noon on Saturday when they host conference nemesis St. Edward’s University for their annual Dig Pink Match.
The Lady Lions made the most of a balanced offensive attack, but still, they compiled just a 0.211 hitting percentage. Senior middle hitter Jordan Erz again led the Lady Lions with 10 kills and was the only player with double-digit kills.
Senior setter Stephanie Brock had 26 assists.
The Lady Lions’ defense was solid, holding the Savage Storm (6-6) to just a 0.078 hitting percentage. Lady Lions freshman libero Emily Tripp had a team-high 23 digs. UAFS had a total of six blocks, and junior middle hitter Shakendra Mumphrey led UAFS with two solo blocks and one block assist.
Junior outside hitter Emily Gentle led Southeastern Oklahoma with nine kills. Junior setter Madelynne Cera had 29 assists, and senior libero Taylor Benner was one of three Savage Storm players with double-digit digs with a team-high 14.