Oct. 15, 2007
The Lamar University volleyball team extended their win streak to 11 matches and improved to 6-0 in Southland Conference play with a 3-0 win over Nicholls State Friday night at McDonald Gym.
The Lady Cardinals opened the match with a dominant performance in game one, rallying past Nicholls for a 30-18 win. Powered by five kills by Destiny Mason, Lamar hit .349, while the Colonels hit just .088.
In game two Nicholls pushed the Lady Cards to the brink, but a late surge gave LU a 31-29 win. Lamar rallied from a three point deficit at 22-19 to push past Nicholls who could not close out the game.
In game three the Lady Cardinals turned in a strong performance at the net with eight blocks, led by Lauren Holdorff's five rejections. Lamar jumped out to an early lead and held off a Nicholls run to close out the match 30-19. Holdorff helped nail the door shut with three straight block assists to end the match.
For the match the Lady Cards were led by Molli Abel who had 11 kills with a .425 hitting percentage, wile posting a team-high six blocks. Adrianne Meengs also played well, passing out a match-high 36 assists with seven kills and seven digs. The LU defense was anchored by Andrea Hamilton's 20 digs, while Mason chipped in with 10.
The Colonels finished the match with no player registering more than five kills, while Amy Whitehead passed out 18 assists. The Nicholls defense was led by Enjoli Ford's 20 digs.
The Lady Cards will be back in action on Saturday at 3 p.m., when they host the Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions. in McDonald Gym.