Volleyball team falls short against Trojans
Published: Friday, November 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, November 1, 2013 15:11
Spike night ended in a buzz kill for the Lady Red Wolves as they faced off against in-state rival, UALR Trojans.
Arkansas State lost 3-2 by scores of 26-28, 25-23, 25-11, 17-25 and 12-15.
This loss knocked the Red Wolves down to 6-6 in conference with an overall record of 11-16.
In the first set after a senior Kelsey Sullivan kill the Red Wolves tied the score at 25. Arkansas State and UALR had a brief exchange of points with senior Sadie Clark tying the set once again at 26, but UALR closed out the first set after a two point run.
After the first set loss, Arkansas State allowed a UALR 6 point run, but eventually tied the set up at 13.
Later in the set, a kill by freshman Kelsey Reis put the Red Wolves up 24-23, but a ball handling error on the Trojans allowed for A-State to close out the set 25-23.
After halftime, the Lady Red Wolves came out strong offensively in the third set.
Arkansas State had two back to back five point runs propelling them to a strong third set win, after a Sullivan kill, 25-11.
Sets four and five were filled with defensive errors on part of the Red Wolves as Sonja Milanovic and Edina Begic of UALR compiled 11 and eight kills respectively for the Trojans across the two sets ending set four 17-25 and set five 12-15.
Although the victory didn’t fall in A-State’s favor, head coach David Rehr is proud of his team’s performance.
“I thought we fought hard and competed the whole night,” Rehr said.
“It was unfortunate that we didn’t get the win, but I’m proud of my team and how we carried ourselves on the court.”
The Lady Red Wolves are set to be back in action at the Jag Gym in Mobile, Ala. tomorrow at 7 p.m. as they face off against the South Alabama Jaguars.