Oct. 20, 2012
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Lamar women's volleyball team picked up a first set victory once again on Saturday evening, but Stephen F. Austin bounced back to take the next three for a 3-1 (25-18, 18-25, 13-25, 21-25) victory at Shelton Gym.
Whittaker had 10 kills to lead the Lady Cardinals offensively and Wendy Krell added seven, but as a team, LU had 37 kills and was out-hit by the Ladyjacks .180 to .100.
Madi Martin led the team in assists with 24.
Defensively, Krell, Whittaker and Cortney Moore tallied three blocks apiece. Kensey Camp and Erika Rojas led the team in digs with 11, and Christina Hobbs registered 10.
The Lady Cards had an efficient opening frame and out-hit the Ladyjacks .333 to .179 to coast to a 25-18 victory. After spotting SFA a slim 5-3 lead early, Lamar tallied 11 of the ensuing 14 points to grab a a 14-9 advantage that wasn't seriously challenged down the stretch.
The next three sets wouldn't be as kind to LU as the Lady Cards were out-hit .164 to .000.
Lamar will return to action on Tuesday against Southeastern Louisiana.