The No. 6 WTAMU Lady Buff volleyball team played consecutive road games on Sept. 21-22. WT traveled to Commerce to take on the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions and to Denton to face the Texas Woman’s University Pioneers.
The Lady Buffs jumped out to a 9-3 lead early in the first set against Commerce on Sept. 21. After building a 16-9 lead, WT went on a 9-3 run to win the set 25-12.
The Lady Buffs grabbed a 12-2 lead to start off the second set. TAMUC was unable to bounce back and WT took the set 25-14.
In the third set, with the Lady Buffs ahead 14-7, the Lions went on a 7-3 run to cut WT’s lead down to 17-14. The Lady Buffs responded with an 8-2 run to win the set 25-16 and sweep the match.
WT’s road trip continued on Sept. 22 against TWU. The Lady Buffs started with a 9-4 lead in the first set until an 8-2 Pioneer run made it 12-11 in favor of TWU. A 7-2 run by the Pioneers clinched the first set for them 25-18.
WT bounced back in the second set with a 10-3 run that put the Lady Buffs on top 16-10. WT would go on a 6-2 run while ahead 19-16 to win the set 25-18.
“The entire message was keep fighting and pushing because we have a tendency to stop,” Head Coach Jason Skoch said.
The third set was back and forth with an 18-15 score going into a Lady Buffs’ timeout. WT outscored TWU 7-4 after the timeout to win the set 25-19 and go up two sets to one.
The Lady Buffs started the fourth set with a 10-2 lead. With an 11-5 lead, a 6-2 WT run made it 17-7. The Lady Buffs would go on to win the set 25-18 and clinch the match.
“TWU is a very good team and to win three straight [sets] is a good sign for us,” said Skoch.
The Lady Buffs are now 12-1 overall and 3-0 in Lone Star Conference play. WT will start a three game home stand against Midwestern State on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.