The Wildcats traveled north to Lubbock losing to Texas Tech in straight sets on Monday.
The Wildcats are on a two game losing streak and are currently 2-8 overall. The team played the Texas Tech Red Raiders, which are 7-4 on the season. In the first and second set, the Wildcats lost 19-25 and in the third set, they lost 14-25.
It is obvious from the team comparison from the game that Tech was the better team but ACU had some places where they outshined the Raiders in Monday’s game.
The Lady Raiders had nearly twice as many kills as the Wildcats, but ACU had four blocks compared to Tech which only had two. Meanwhile, Texas Tech had 42 assists compared to ACU’s, 27. Both teams were also fairly competitive in digs as the Wildcats finished with three less than the Raiders.
Sophomore outside hitter and right side Lindsey Toney led the team with with nine kills and two blocks. Junior middle blocker Lorin McNeil led the team with one ace. Sophomore setter Madison Rohre led with 24 assists, and freshman libero Makenzie Harris finished with 16 digs.
The Optimist was unable to interview the coaches and players following the matchup due to schedule conflicts.
The Wildcats will be back at home, trying to get back to more competitive play as conference play begins with a game against Incarnate Word in Moody Coliseum Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.