Volleyball extends winning steak to six

CJ Berryman

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Photo courtesy of Albert Gomez, Albert Gomez Photography.

Photo courtesy of Albert Gomez, Albert Gomez Photography.

The No. 12-ranked WTAMU volleyball team won all three games played this past week to extend their winning streak to six games.  The Lady Buffs swept New Mexico Highlands on Sep. 21 [25-16, 25-16, 25-22], swept Arkansas Fort Smith on Sep. 27 [25-18, 25-16, 25-17] and defeated St. Mary’s in four sets on Sep. 28 [25-16, 21-25, 25-19, 25-16].

Versus the Cowgirls of New Mexico Highlands, WT was led offensively by senior Halie Harton with 14 kills and 11 digs for a double-double, followed by junior Lauren Bevan with 13 kills and senior Lee Golden with eight.  Redshirt senior Kameryn Hayes had 33 assists and redshirt freshman Lauren Britten had nine digs.

Against the Lions of Arkansas Fort Smith, the Lady Buffs were led offensively by sophomore Lexi Davis with a career high 13 kills, followed by Bevan with eleven and redshirt senior Laura Iwuchukwu with ten.  Hayes doled out 21 assists and freshman Kyli Schulz recorded 16 assists of her own.  Britten tied a career high with 17 digs.

“After our struggles over the past weeks we sort of gave up on the freshman setters and have been running a 5-1 [scheme],” head coach Jason Skoch said.  “Well, it didn’t work and a small group of the players are carrying too much weight and it can’t last the entire season.  So, early last week we told them we are running a 6-2 regardless and they need to prep for that.  Kyli [Schulz] had a couple bad moments but otherwise did quite well.”

Against the Rattlers of St. Mary’s, WT was led offensively by Davis with a career high 14 kills, followed by Iwuchukwu with 13 and Harton with twelve kills and ten digs for a double-double.

“Lexi [Davis]… is wired the right way for competitive athletics. Skoch said. “ She is a baller and we knew she was small for middle blocker, but her will to win is amazing. ”

The Lady Buffs will head to Stephenville, Texas, on Oct. 4 to face off against the TexAnns of Tarleton State at 7 p.m. before turning around and heading to San Angelo, Texas, for a highly-anticipated match-up with the No. 7-ranked Belles of Angelo State on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.


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Volleyball extends winning steak to six