Volleyball looks to keep it rolling

GO CARDINALS <b>Molly Duge</b>
Molly Duge

Oct. 23, 2013

BEAUMONT – With four consecutive wins, the Lamar volleyball team is on its longest winning streak since the 2009 season, and the Lady Cardinals will look to keep it going this weekend as they set out for Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin for another weekend of Southland play.

The Lady Cards, who were buoyed by the three-headed attack of Sierra Whittaker, Cortney Moore and Chelsea Grant last weekend, are aiming to improve their standing for next month’s Southland Conference Tournament. LU is 8-14 this season with a 6-4 conference mark, which ranks sixth in the league.

The Last Meeting
Northwestern State3
October 18, 2012
Natchitoches, La.
Lady Cards fall 3-1 at Northwestern State
NATCHITOCHES, La. - The Lamar volleyball team hit .414 in the opening set on Thursday night, but the hot start wouldn't be enough as the Lady Cardinals fell 3-1 (26-24, 19-25, 15-25, 18-25) to conference foe Northwestern State at Prather Coliseum.

The Last Meeting
Stephen F. Austin3
October 20, 2012
Nacogdoches, Texas
Lady Cards drop 3-1 decision at SFA
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, Moore and Grant accounted for 63 of LU’s 92 kills in last week’s wins over Southeastern Louisiana and New Orleans. The trio combined to hit an impressive .361, and Grant was also a force to be reckoned with defensively, averaging 1.86 blocks per set.

Alexa Johnson also had a strong showing in the meetings, averaging over 10 assists per set and finishing the week with 71.

Defensively, LU will look toward the back row duo of Molly Duge and Erika Rojas, who are coming into the weekend averaging 2.11 and 2.87 digs per frame. Megan Schwartz is also a vital part of the cause despite her switch from libero to outside hitter, logging 3.80 per set.

This weekend could prove pivotal for positioning as NSU carries an 8-1 conference mark and sits third in the Southland. SFA will be looking to gain some ground on the Red and White as the Lady Cards sit 1.5 games ahead of the Lady Jacks.

First serve on Thursday at NSU is set for 7 p.m., and Saturday’s encounter with SFA is slated for 1 p.m.




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