The Wildcats hosted Sam Houston State in Moody for their final match of the regular season and lost three sets to one.
ACU also held senior day for six different players including Amanda Chapa, Mikai Brown, Jacey Smith, Kendall Bosse, Lauren Walker and Lily Drever.
The Wildcats lost 1-3 to the Sam Houston State Bearkats. The Bearkats took the first two sets 25-20 and 25-21. The Wildcats came back winning the third set 25-17 but couldn’t hang on and lost the fourth set 25-21.
Although the Wildcats lost to the Bearkats, they have still clinched a spot in the Southland Conference Tournament for the second year in a row.
Lauren Walker, senior middle blocker said walking into Moody to play her last game in the gym was a surreal moment.
“It was bittersweet. So many memories in that place and to think that four years went by that quickly is crazy,” Walker said.
Walker has been at ACU all four years of her collegiate career and has received many accolades during her time here.
Lily Drever, senior libero/defensive specialist said that her favorite memories here are her teammates and the times that they have spent together.
“Honestly my favorite part is the girls,” Drever said. “All the time we spend together outside of practice and games is so much fun. Each season the team has been different and unique and I’m grateful for every girl.”
Drever said that despite the loss, they are thrilled for these upcoming games they have worked so hard for.
“This is a new season for us,” Drever said. “Now that conference is over we are focusing on post season play. We will be looking forward and not back. We have less than a week to get prepared for this weekend.”
Drever has been a Wildcat all four years and has been a key factor to their successful season.
The Wildcats will head to Natchitoches, La. to play No. 5, Houston Baptist on Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Walker said she is so thankful for all the fans and all the time that they have put into the athletes at this school.
“Thank you for the support. It means a lot to invest in the program and the athletes. It really does. That is truly the ACU difference.” Walker said.