Lamar takes out Louisiana-Lafayette in four sets
Sept. 18, 2010
BEAUMONT - Lamar University overcame a sluggish start to knock off former conference foe University of Louisiana by a 3-1 score on Saturday in the Lamar Volleyball Invitational.
The win improved the Lady Cardinals to 5-6 on the season and sets up a tournament championship match against Albany (7-4) tonight at 7. Both teams are 2-0 in the four-team tournament.
Lamar managed just five kills in the first set in falling 25-20 to the Ragin' Cajuns. However, behind the solid passing and defense of junior Bailey Smith and sophomores Kaleigh Wright and Angel Colyar, LU rebounded and took the next three sets by scores of 25-17, 25-19 and 25-14.
Junior middle blocker Jayme Bazile was once again impressive, finishing with a team-high 14 kills, a .458 attack percentage and seven total blocks. The Beaumont Ozen product has 31 kills in the two matches Lamar has played this weekend.
Smith finished with 13 digs for Lamar and Colyar added 11.
The Ragin' Cajuns got nine kills each from Lesley Mirarchi and Kerrilyn Lazare in the loss. Lindsay Brown chipped in with a game-high 16 digs.