The Wildcats took on Texas Tech for its first home game of the season and lost in three straight sets.
Texas Tech came out firing in the first set winning 25-10. The Wildcats tried to come back to life in the second set, but still fell short 25-20 and eventually dropped the third set 25-18.
Red Raider junior outside hitter Emily Hill was the top scorer for her team landing 10 kills and senior setter Missy Owens was the top passer with 19 assists.
Aside from the loss, ACU had one of the biggest turnouts in awhile in Moody as 2,287 people were in attendance.
Senior outside hitter Jacey Smith said she was happy to play for a strong crowd at home.
“It was amazing,” Smith said. “Truly, I am so thankful for everyone that showed up and gave us a great atmosphere. They were encouraging the whole game.”
Smith was an important player for the Wildcats in the game as she posted six kills and one assisted block.
Senior setter Kendall Bosse was another key player to the team posting 20 assists in the game.
Bosse said she knows what her team has to work on next time in order to come out successful.
“I think the biggest thing that we can improve is our mental game, using positive self talk and having confidence on the court and with each other.” Bosse said.
The Wildcats will next compete in the Texas State Creeds and Crests Classic this weekend at San Marcos. The team’s schedule will include matches against the University of Texas at San Antonio Friday and James Madison and Texas State on Saturday.
The first match against UTSA is scheduled for noon.