The Lady Buffs won three matches over the weekend against Southwestern Oklahoma State, Saint Edward’s and Lone Star Conference rival Abilene Christian University. The Lady Buffs scored their tenth consecutive win over the weekend.
The Lady Buffs kicked off their busy weekend with a game against their Lone Star Conference Rival Abilene Christian University. It was close in each game of the match as the Lady Buffs held off the Wildcats 25-23, 25-23 and 25-21. Junior Outside Hitter Hallie Harton had 14 kills over the series while senior Setter Lacy Hayes had 37 assists. The win against Abilene Christian University gives the Lady Buffs their first conference win of the season.
“It’s important because it’s ACU,” Head Coach Jason Skoch said, “ACU is way better than their record shows.”
The Lady Buffs had no problem scoring against Southwestern Oklahoma State as Harton nailed 21 kills in the match and had an attack efficiency of 47 percent. Harton didn’t do it by herself though as Hayes had 36 assists. In each of the games against Southwestern Oklahoma State the Lady Buffs had a double digit victory margin.
“We came out efficient and it was an efficient win,” Senior Lauren Beville said.
The Lady Buffs closed their weekend with a match against St. Edwards. The Lady Buffs won each game in that match as well, with scores 25-14, 25-18 and 25-13. Harton lead the team in 18 kills, but she wouldn’t be the only Lady Buff with double digit kills as Senior setter Kameryn Hayes would have 11 kills. It would be Senior setter Lacy Hayes that would star in this game though with a double-double of 24 assists and 11 digs.
The Lady Buffs would advance to 10-1 over the weekend with the win in each of their matches. Although the Lady Buffs won the way they did, Skoch doesn’t want to take it for granted and said there is still work to do over the six-day break.
“We are going to work a lot on blocking and transitional reset,” Skoch said.
The Lady Buffs are going to need the six-day break as they get back to Lone Star Conference Action against Texas A&M-Commerce in Commerce, Texas on Sept. 21. The Lady Buffs follow that game the next day, Sept. 22, against Texas Woman’s in Denton, Texas.