The Wildcats broke their losing streak in volleyball against New Orleans in straight sets.
New Orleans is currently in seventh place in the Southland Conference standings, so this was a needed win for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats came out to play winning the first set 25-15. They won the second set 26-23 and the third set 25-10.
Kennedy Shelstead, senior middle blocker, said that they were ready for the game from the beginning.
“I think our mentality going to the game was the fact that we just need to take care of business tonight in our home where we for most comfortable,” Shelstead said. “We prepared well for this game and I think we were all just ready to take it. Something that really helped tonight was from the beginning we came out ready to win and I think that our energy contributes to that I think our level of executing tonight in the first game was on point. We had a very low amount of unforced errors which is huge for us.”
Shelstead, lead the Wildcats with 11 kills, Lorin McNeil, junior middle blocker, lead the team with two aces and three blocks, Madison Rohre, sophomore setter, lead the team with 28 assists and Sofia Resendiz, senior labero, lead the team with 17 digs.
The Wildcats have eight more conference games in the season and Shelstead said this win has built a lot of confidence for her and her team to finish the season out.
“I think that we are going to take our confidence from this game and roll into the next one,” Shelstead said. “I think winning tonight was a great boost in our confidence and just the fact that like we’re a great team and we can beat the teams in our conference and we can perform do a high-level. I think we are just mentally prepared for the remainder of the week so that we can get a couple more wins.”
The Wildcats will play at Northwestern State University on Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m..