The Wildcat volleyball team swept Angelo State University on Thursday, winning its 10th game in 11 matches. The win is the second straight conference victory for the ‘Cats.
The Wildcats sit at 2-1 in conference play and 11-4 overall. That puts them in fifth place out of 14 teams in the Lone Star Conference.
ACU dominated the Rambelles from start to finish, jumping out to a 20-14 lead right away in the first set and hitting .360. The Wildcats took the set 25-16.
The second set looked much like the first, as ACU leapt to a quick 18-8 advantage. The ladies cruised the rest of the way through the set, winning by a score of 25-18.
The Rambelles finally showed signs of a pulse in the close third set, taking an early lead for a change, but it was too little, too late. ASU kept it close, even maintaining a late 23-22 lead over the ‘Cats, but three straight errors by the Rambelles broke the deal, and the Wildcats took the third set 25-23.
Jordan Schilling and Shawna Hines played excellent games, both recording 11 kills. Hines also led the Wildcats in blocks with six. Laura Leone and Ij Moronu each added four blocks. Kelsie Edwards and Jennie Hutt led the team in digs, 10 each.
As a team, the Wildcats had a .240 attack percentage, while the Rambelles had a lackluster .055 average. The Rambelles recorded only two blocks versus the Wildcats’ 13.
The Wildcats lost to the Rambelles 1-3 in the regular season but swept them in the postseason tournament last year. Counting the win from this year, the Wildcats have beaten ASU in six straight sets.
The Wildcats have an upcoming tournament at Pittsburg State on Saturday where they will face some tough competition in preparation for the rest of conference play.
The next chance to see the Wildcats at home will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in Moody Coliseum against Texas Women’s University.