Senior outside hitter Jacey Smith reached 1,000 career kills Saturday in an incredible comeback victory over Incarnate Word.
ACU ended up winning the game after falling in the first two sets.
The Cardinals won the first two sets 27-25 and 28-26, but the Wildcats responded with 27-25, 25-21 wins in the third and fourth.
In the final frame, the Wildcats won with a convincing 15-6 score to spoil the 2-0 start by UIW.
Smith not only reached 1,000 kills, but also played a key role in the game with 25 total kills.
Katelyn Mueller, sophomore outside hitter, said it was big for her team to pull through and get the win after being down the first two sets.
“It was a great feeling to pull out that win since we had to work so hard to fight back from our rough start,” Mueller said. “We got the win and learned from the struggle, so hopefully we can take that and be better as we continue in conference.”
Mueller had 15 kills, two aces and two blocks to contribute to Saturday’s win.
The Wildcats are currently 6-9 overall, but are 3-0 in conference this season ranking them second in the Southland Conference standings under SFA, who is 4-0.
Lauren Walker, senior middle blocker for the Wildcats had 10 kills, two aces and three blocks against the Cardinals. She said being 3-0 in conference right now is awesome and super motivating.
“It feels great. We still have a long way to go, but we are seeing the seeds of our hard work grow early, so it’s a motivator to keep pushing ahead,” Walker said. “The team energy is great right now. Very encouraging. We continue to all challenge each other and that is what we need.”
The Wildcats will be on the road once again to take on Sam Houston State for their fourth Southland opponent. The match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday.