The ACU volleyball team extended their winning streak to eight straight matches with a perfect 4-0 at the Dallas Baptist Lady Patriot Invitational at the Burg Center Friday and Saturday. The win improved ACU’s record to 9-3 for the season.
Senior Michelle Bacon had a huge weekend that included 18 kills against host team Dallas Baptist.
“Michelle Bacon played great,” said head coach Kellen Mock. “She really carried us through the weekend.”
Recently named the Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week and ACU Classic Tournament Most Valuable Player, junior Jordan Schilling continued to shine, leading the team with 131 kills.
Junior setter Ijeoma Moronu has an astounding 291 assists for the season. She scored 131 assists this weekend alone, once again proving her worth after earning LSC Setter of the Week for her play at the ACU Classic.
“Everyone should come out to see Ij play,” Mock said. “She can do some amazing things.”
Shawna Hines, junior middle blocker, was impressive with 11 kills and six blocks in the two matches. She also received LSC recognition as the Defensive Player of the Week and is in fifth place on the ACU all-time block list after a superb start to the season – a total of 307 blocks.
“I was so excited,” Hines said about reaching the milestone. “I don’t know if I can get there, but I’m gunning for No. 1.”
Abilene Christian opens conference play against three-time defending LSC champions West Texas A&M in Canyon at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The Wildcats are focused on winning the title this year and making it to the regional tournament after losing to West Texas in the finals of last year’s conference tournament.
“We’re expecting to take conference and go to regional,” Hines said. “We’ve been saying since last year – whenever we lost in conference by four points – that this was the year we are taking conference back.”