The Wildcats took on the Corpus Christi Islanders Monday night winning 3-1.
The Islanders took the first set against the Wildcats winning 25-18 but then the Wildcats quickly responded winning the next three sets 25-23, 25-23 and 25-19.
Winning that game now makes the Wildcats 7-1 in conference which is a big step up from last year as the team was 3-5 at this point in the season.
Not only are they 7-1 in conference, but they have moved up to third in the Southland Conference standings.
Katelyn Mueller, sophomore outside hitter, was a big contributor to the Wildcats’ win.
Mueller said being 7-1 in conference and beating Corpus is a big thing for them.
“Corpus is a good team so it felt great to get that win,” Mueller said. “Everyone did a great job playing aggressive even when it got close in a couple of the sets! We are all so excited to be 7-1 in conference. We’ve been working so hard and we are always focused on the next game, the next team we play, we have to beat.”
Mueller said the focus for the upcoming game against Northwestern State is to stay focused and maintain focus on their style of play.
“Our main focus going into the game against Northwestern is to control the tempo and style of the game and focus on playing our game on our side,” Mueller said.
Northwestern is ranked fifth in the Southland Conference standings.
Mueller was one of the game leaders and had 13 kills with one ace.
Marybeth Sandercox, junior outside hitter and right side, was another big contributor for the Wildcats win.
Sandercox said getting the win felt good but they need to stay focused for the upcoming games they have.
“It felt good. Now on to the next,” Sandercox said. “Our thoughts about being 7-1 right now is that it’s awesome but we still have quite a few games left in conference.”
Sandercox had 11 kills and seven blocks to contribute to the Wildcats win.
The Wildcats will stay at home this week as they take on Northwestern State Thursday. The game will start at 6 p.m.