By Brian Roe, Sports Writer
The Wildcat volleyball team extended its winning streak to four games over the weekend defeating Texas A&M-Commerce on Friday night and Southeastern Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon in Moody Coliseum.
By dropping the bottom two teams in the Lone Star Conference, ACU improved its record to 10-5 this season and remains undefeated at home.
“It’s a lot easier to play at home in front of your own fans,” said Liz Snoddy, sophomore outside hitter. “It’s hard to go away and play in someone else’s gym, but at home we want to win for the fans.”
ACU dominated in front of the home crowd Friday night, destroying Texas A&M-Commerce 30-17, 30-18, 30-12. Junior outside hitter Michelle Bernhardt led the Wildcats with 12 kills, and junior setter Lindsey Martin added 36 assists. Snoddy and senior libero Kellen Morrow chipped in 11 digs each.
Junior middle blocker Ashlee Motola, junior middle blocker Amanda Slate and sophomore outside hitter Callie Delabano contributed eight kills each.
The Wildcats controlled every aspect of the game, including hitting .265 as a team compared to the dismal -.084 hitting percentage posted by Commerce.
“It was good to go out and play the way we should and beat a team in three games instead of four or five,” Delabano said.
On Saturday, the Wildcats continued their winning ways shellacking SE Oklahoma St. 30-20, 30-17, 30-8. Slate led the Wildcats with 12 service aces and five kills.
“Amanda just served them off the court in the last game,” Delabano said. “I don’t know how many she served in a row but it was a lot.”
Delabano did her part posting a game-high 14 kills. The usual suspects, Bernhardt and Martin, also helped ACU to victory. Bernhardt posted 15 digs and 13 kills and Martin added a game-high 35 assists.
“It was just a fun weekend because we all played so well,” Snoddy said.
ACU will host the LSC Crossover Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Wildcats will face Central Oklahoma on Friday and play against Southeastern Oklahoma and Cameron on Saturday.