The Wildcats shutout Lamar three sets to none at home Thursday night to start conference out 1-0.
In the first set, the Wildcats played a close set but won 25-21. The next set was easier to come by as they dominated the Cardinals winning 25-14. They needed one more win to sweep the Cardinals which they got winning the third set 25-19.
Kate Mueller, sophomore outside hitter contributed to the win with eight kills. Mueller said winning the first conference game tonight was big, especially winning it in three sets.
“It was so refreshing and such an amazing feeling especially winning in 3,” Mueller said. “Conference is what we’ve worked so hard for and have been waiting for so it was so exciting to start the season off like that.”
Another key contributor to the game was Kendall Bosse, the senior setter for the Wildcats.
Bosse had 30 assists to her teammates which played a key role in the team’s victory.
Bosse said the team has made great improvements and being able to prepare all week for the game is what helped them get the win.
“We prepared all week for Lamar’s style of play and by doing so, we weren’t surprised by their offense or serving tendencies which really helped us out,” Bosse said.
The Wildcats will next take on McNeese, a team that is 1-14 on the year.
Lillian Drever, senior Libero/Defensive Specialist said the focus for the next game is the same it has been, which is to just stay calm.
“Our focus for our next game will continue to be on staying calm and in control. If we control our side we will shut them down. We can’t let up or overlook any team, so we’re just going to be competitors,” Drever said.
The Wildcats will face McNeese Saturday afternoon in Moody at 1 p.m.