The Wildcats completed a 3-0 week after a win against New Orleans Thursday and Nicholls Saturday.
ACU took down the New Orleans Pirates in four sets winning 3-1.
The match started off with ACU winning the first set 27-25. They let their guard down a little bit in the second set and lost 21-25, but quickly amped up their style of play and won the next two sets 25-12, 26-24.
A big contributor for the Wildcats in the game was Lauren Walker, senior middle blocker. She said it was her first time playing there so she was very excited about getting the win.
“It felt great. I’ve never played in that gym in my career so it was good to get the win in there,” Walker said. “It was the excitement and fun we had on the court. We pushed hard but also genuinely enjoyed playing and had fun.”
Walker had 14 kills, one block and one ace in Friday’s game.
The Wildcats finished their three game week with a win against Nicholls State.
ACU started off the game slow losing the first set 23-25, but quickly gained control the rest of the game winning the next three sets 25-11, 25-22 and 25-15.
The team outscored Nicholls in kills 54-48 and also had 12 blocks compared to their three.
ACU is now 6-1 in conference and tied for second in the Southland Conference standings with Central Arkansas and Sam Houston. SFA ranks first with a 7-0 conference record.
Lindsey Toney, freshman outside hitter/ride side, really stepped up when called in the game.
Toney said getting three road wins in a row was due to the preparation and gives them the confidence to know they can do it again.
“Finishing this week with the three straight wins felt amazing, I think it really gave us confidence to know that we could do that and do it pretty easily,” Toney said. “I feel like what prepared us in practice we worked a lot on siding out and getting points faster which really helps us keep control over the game and also working on out of system situations so we stay controlled and know what to do.”
Toney played in two sets and had four kills and one dig.
Another big contributor to the Wildcats’ win was Jacey Smith, senior outside hitter.
Smith said confidence is what will help them get the win in the next game.
“Every win builds confidence, no matter how easy or difficult it comes. You learn from each game. This weekend was a lot of just sticking to our play and grinding it out and that’s what we’ll have to do this week as well,” Smith said.
Smith had 17 kills and 1 block in the Saturday game.
The Wildcats will be back home in Moody to take on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Tuesday at 6 p.m.