The Wildcats claimed their first back to back victories this weekend after beating Southeastern Louisiana University on Saturday.
ACU beat SELU by 12 points in the first match. The following two rounds left the Wildcats victorious by only a couple points. They finished the Lions off with a final 25-19 victory. They only had one loss out of the 4 sets.
Jenni Loerch, once again, killed her opponents. She had 12 kills against the Lions. Following close behind, sophomore middle blocker Lexi Mercier had 11 kills, and sophomore Dorothy Swanson added in another 10.
Their competitors did not stand a chance against the offensive game that the Wildcats brought to the court.
“We are really focusing on bettering ourselves as volleyball players in every aspect of the game, but most specifically defense,” said Taylor Nix, junior outside hitter from Crawford. “Jason has instilled in each of us that our blocking and defense is important and has got to continue to be better.”
The Wildcats still have time to turn around their season and from their last two matches, it would appear they are on their way to do so.
The team faced the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Monday night.
The match resulted in an overall loss for the record books for ACU. They were 1-3 in the match.
Despite the loss, Loerch was still able to supply her team with 17 kills while Lexi Mercier , sophomore middle blocker from Centennial, Colorado had four blocks in the match, the highest for the team.
“We need to work on keeping that mental mindset of scoring our own points,” said Brooke Ray, sophomore defensive specialist from Lucas. “We need to push ourselves even if the other team is giving us points.”
The team added two wins to its record, but one more loss. The Wildcats are now 2-8 in conference and 4-20 overall.
They still have 5 conference games left in the season, and the Wildcats will continue to face top-notch competition.
“We understand that chemistry and communication really impact this game at this high of a level. We will continue to grow and develop in all areas of the game while also focusing on chemistry on and off the court. The better our chemistry the better our communication will be,” said Nix.
The Wildcats are in Louisiana once again on Wednesday to face their conference opponents, the Colonels, at Nicholls State University.