Volleyball team pops the Colonels
Published: Monday, September 16, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013 22:09
The women’s volleyball team showed out this weekend at the Hampton Inn Bama Tournament in their last match against Nicholls State, bringing home a 3-0 victory.
They completed the tournament with a 2-1 record improving their record to 3-7 for the season so far.
Although the ladies had a tough win in their first set against the Nicholls State Colonels, 25-23, that was all the spark they needed to light the fire.
After winning the first set, the team had more than enough momentum to pull out the next two sets, winning those with ease, 25-16 and 25-13.
Against the Colonels, senior Sadie Clark led the Red Wolves with nine kills, while junior Sarah Kemp and senior Kelsey Sullivan added seven kills each. Senior Jackie Gerig achieved 17 assists and freshman Mallory Warrington handed out six assists in one set of action.
Kemp recorded four service aces and senior Shelby Crncic got three of her own to lead Arkansas State.
Defensively, senior Megan Baska, Crncic, and Gerig each had eight digs to lead the Red Wolves, while Kemp and freshman Kelsey Reis recorded five blocks apiece.
Before coming out on top against the Colonels, the Red Wolves played UT Martin (6-4) and Alabama (6-2) on Friday. The team pulled out a win against UT Martin winning three sets to one, but later fell to lose against Alabama winning no sets.
After losing their first set against the UT Martin Skyhawks, the girls came back on the court ready to dominate, and that’s exactly what they did by winning the next three sets, 25-12, 25-17, 25-21.
Clark and Gerig were both named to the Hampton Bama Bash All-Tournament team for their performance throughout the tournament.
Clark recorded a total of 27 kills with a .257 hitting percentage. Gerig finished out with 76 assists, 14 digs, nine kills, three blocks and two service aces.
“I am very excited about Tuesday’s match. We’ve had a good week and I think we are headed in the right direction,” Head Coach David Rehr said. “I look forward to good match with our rival.”
A-State will travel to play its next match against its rival, the Memphis Tigers, at 6 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.