The Ladyjacks volleyball team is unable to continue to the second round of the NCAA tournament and ending its season after losing to the University of Southern California Trojans 3-0 in Waco.
It was a challenge for the Ladyjacks from the start of the match as the Trojans began the first set with a 10-4 lead. The Ladyjacks went on a 4-0 run to cut the lead but the Trojans give up their lead in the entire set. USC won the first set 25-18 as the Ladyjacks had a .077 attacking percentage as the Trojans had a .318 attacking percentage.
The Ladyjacks started the second set with a 7-2 lead before the Trojans went on a 4-0 run to tie the game. USC went on another 4-0 run to take the lead and remained with the lead the rest of the set and won 25-19. USC had a .457 attacking percentage while SFA had a .238 attaking percentage in the set.
In the third and final set of the match, the Ladyjacks were unable to stop USC’s runs as the Trojans finished with a .400 attacking percentage to win the set 25-16. Senior middle blocker Danae Daron had a total of 11 kills with a .500 hitting percentage and three blocks for the game. Senior setter Ann Hollas was able to clench her final double-double of her collegiate career with 19 assists and 10 digs.
Two USC players also added double-doubles for the game. Junior outside hitter Brooke Bortkin had 17 kills and 16 digs and senior outside hitter Khalia Lanier had 15 kills and 10 digs. The Ladyjacks had a total of 34 kills and 53 digs compared to USC’s 54 kills and 56 digs.