The volleyball team took on the Houston Baptist Huskies Tuesday night winning in 5 sets.
The first set, the Huskies took the set winning 25-20 but the Wildcats quickly came back winning the next set 25-19.
It was a back and forth battle where the Huskies took the third set winning 29-27. Then the Wildcats had enough and took the last two sets 25-23 and 16-14 winning the game in 5 sets.
A big contributor in Tuesday’s game was Lily Drever, senior libero and defensive specialist and lead the team with 31 digs.
Drever said that how aggressive they were as a team is what won the game.
“Our aggression kept us going. That match had everyone very aggressive the whole time,” Drever said. “We knew this win would be important for us since we just came off of a loss, and we wanted to start this week off strong. Winning that game gave us momentum going into our next match. Also, just being at home is motivation to win. We don’t want to lose on our home court.”
Another key player for the Wildcats on Tuesday was Kennedy Shelstead.
Shelstead said that the home crowd is always amazing and a great thing to walk out to see.
“The home crowd at the game was great! We started the game with a lot of student and parents there,” Shelstead said. “When you see that it just makes you play harder. When you have a tight match like HBU it just hyped the team up to have our fellow student-athletes and fans yelling for you to get the win.”
Shelstead had 11 kills and 7 blocks for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats will play at New Orleans on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.