The Ladyjacks volleyball team continues their Southland Conference season against Lamar University at 7 p.m. on Thursday and against McNeese State University at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday.
SFA comes off two wins last week against Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi and against University of the Incarnate Word. They won both games 3-0, not allowing either team to win a set. They hold a seven-game winning streak, a 14-1 overall record, 2-0 conference record and a .933 winning percentage.
The Ladyjacks kept the Islanders below 20 points in each set. The Islanders had a .149 hitting percentage while the Ladyjacks held a .282 hitting percentage. Senior outside hitter Corin Evans lead SFA with 12 kills. Up next, senior middle blocker Danae Daron who had six kills and one block.
Against UIW, SFA had a .225 hitting percentage and allowed their opponents a .095 hitting percentage. They had a total of 10 blocks and 40 kills for the game. Senior setter Ann Hollas had a high of 12 kills, three aces and five blocks. Both senior outside hitter Xariah Williams and Evans had seven kills and one block. Junior middle blocker Taya Mitchell had five kills and seven blocks.
The game against LU will be played in Beaumont. Lamar has a four-game losing streak, a 5-7 overall record, 0-2 conference record and a .417 winning percentage. Before the SLC season began, the Lamar Cardinals won the Katrinka Crawford Invitational in Beaumont with games against Prairie View A&M (3-0), South Dakota State (3-0) and Louisiana- Monroe (3-0).
The Cardinals hold a .171 attacking percentage for the season and allow opponents to have a .196 attacking percentage. LU averages 11.4 assists, 14.9 digs and 1.4 blocks per set.
Sophomore outside hitter Abigale Nash leads the Cardinals’ offense with a total of 150 kills, averaging 3.66 kills per set. Senior middle blocker Dannisha House has a total of 98 kills this season, averaging 2.28 kills per set. On defense, senior redshirt defensive setter/libero Erin Pequeno has a total of 200 digs this season, averaging 4.55 digs per set. House also has contributed to Lamar’s defense with seven blocks and 26 block assists, averaging .77 blocks per set.
On Saturday, SFA travels to Lake Charles, Louisiana for their math against McNeese. The Cowgirls have a 7-7 overall record, 0-2 conference record, a three-game losing streak and a .500 winning percentage. McNeese has a .182 attacking percentage for the season and allows opponents a .157 attacking percentage. The team averages 11.9 kills, 11.2 assists, 14.8 digs and two blocks per set.
On offense, senior outside hitter Keegan Nelms has a total of 115 kills, averaging 2.45 kills per set. Nelms also has 25 assists, averaging .53 assists per set. On defense, senior defensive setter Angela McGownd has a total of 278 digs with 5.25 digs per set. Junior middle blocker Allison Lippert has assisted the Cowgirls’ defense with 11 blocks and 39 block assists.
Both games can be heard through sfavolleyblog.net. The Ladyjacks will go against the University of New Orleans at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in New Orleans, Louisiana.