The ACU volleyball team is making the most of Moody Coliseum this year. In their four home games, ACU is 4-0 and has only lost one game in all four of those matches combined.
On Saturday, the Wildcats took on a struggling Southwestern Oklahoma squad who sits in last in the Lone Star Conference. Â It was another dominating win for the women in purple in front of a Homecoming crowd as ACU won 3-1.
“We didn’t come out as strong as we have been,” said senior setter Ijeoma Moronu. “Towards the end we started to play our type of aggressive ball, and we won the way we should.”
The Wildcats easily won game one 25-18 and game two 25-15. In game three, Head Coach Kellen Mock let some of her freshmen get court time and the Bulldogs barely edged the ‘Cats 25-23. But in game 4 the Wildcats closed out the match in dominating fashion 25-12.
“We were all really happy that the freshmen got a chance to play,” Moronu said. “They were so close to pulling out that win, but they all stepped up and didn’t play afraid.”
Sophomore Kalynne Allen and junior Kelsie Edwards stood strong on the defensive side of the net in the win for the Wildcats. Allen recorded 17 digs while Edwards had 16. On offense it was freshman Neely Borger and senior Shawna Hines who did most of the damage. Borger recorded nine kills and hit .467 while Hines and senior Jennie Hutt hit over .300.
“We just have to keep taking it one game at a time to accomplish the goals we’ve set for ourselves,” Hutt said.
Hines also recorded 3 more blocks to move her closer to ACU’s all-time record. She sits in second place on the Div. II blocks per set so far this year with 1.44.
The win moves ACU to 16-3 overall and 6-0 in LSC play. Only the Wildcats and West Texas A&M remain undefeated in conference games. If everything plays out as expected, fans could be treated to the two teams going head to head for the LSC title in the last weekend of the season.
ACU did have one more home game before it goes back out on the road Thursday. The ‘Cats played the University of Texas-Permian Basin on Tuesday. Look for the results in the Briefs section on page 8.