Sept. 10, 2010
TULSA, Okla. - Sophomore middle blocker Jayme Bazile recorded a career-high 21 kills Friday afternoon against Arkansas State, but it was not enough as Lamar University fell in five sets to the Red Wolves in the first match of the Radisson Tulsa Airport Invitational.
The Lady Cardinals, who will face host Tulsa tonight at 7, had their three-match winning streak halted and fell to 3-4 on the season. ASU improved to 3-5 on the year, and the two teams will meet again Saturday afternoon at 1 in the final match of the tournament.
ASU won the first set 25-19, only to see Lamar even the match at 1-1 with a 25-22 set two victory. The next two sets went much the same way, with the Red Wolves winning 25-18 and Lamar tying it again with a 25-22 victory in the fourth set to force a deciding fifth stanza.
Unfortunately, the young Lady Cardinals ran out of gas in the fifth set and lost by a 15-9 score. Lamar finished the match with one more kill than ASU, but also committed nine more attack errors and allowed seven service aces.
In addition to her 21 kills, Bazile hit an impressive .350 for the match and added eight block assists. Sophomore Tina Hobbs added 12 kills, while Alex Morford played a solid all-around match with six kills, 43 assists and 17 digs.
Cayla Fielder paced ASU with 18 kills and Megan Baska finished with a match-high 30 digs.