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College Round-Up: Volleyball for Oct. 20

Vikings snap Warriors streak

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — After winning three consecutive Southern Athletic Association matches, the Hendrix volleyball team’s streak came to end at the hands of Berry College on Saturday afternoon. The first-place Vikings (17-5, 10-1) took the match from the Warriors (14-10, 5-6) 25-16, 25-17, 19-25, 25-20.

Senior outside hitter Katie Burchfield paced Hendrix with nine kills to go with two aces and 15 digs. Freshman middle blocker Grace Griffin connected on a season-best eight kills and freshman outside MC Rogers had nine. Freshman right side Natalie Masten and freshman middle Samantha Scokdale both had six kills and junior Carson Hunter recorded five. Freshman setter Allison Gaia assisted 19 points and senior Zoe Calhoun had 17 assists. Sophomore libero Felicia Beeman led the defense with 17 digs.

Hendrix will travel to Atlanta to face Oglethorpe University on Sunday.

Lady Lions go unbeaten on road trip

FORT SMITH — The UAFS volleyball team’s defense proved too much for the Oklahoma Panhandle State Aggies on Saturday at Oscar Williams Fieldhouse in Goodwell, Okla.

The Lady Lions won the match 25-10, 25-10, 25-14 to sweep the regular-season league (Heartland Conference) series with the Aggies.

UAFS completed its two-match, three-day road trip 2-0 after sweeping Newman University on Thursday at Fugate Gymnasium in Wichita, Kan.

The Lady Lions (15-6) improved to 11-0 in conference play and sit atop the league standings. UAFS now holds a three-match lead over NCAA Division II provisional member Lubbock Christian (11-8, 8-3), which is ineligible to compete for the conference title, and a Dallas Baptist (10-11, 7-3).

Oklahoma Panhandle State (3-18) is last in the league at 0-10.

UAFS recorded six total blocks. Freshman outside hitter Payton Hamilton had two solo blocks, while junior middle hitter Shakendra Mumphrey had one solo block and two assists and senior outside hitter Cori Bruce had one solo block.

Freshman setter Maja Krstonosic, freshman defensive specialist Olivia Navato and sophomore defensive specialist Macy Ayulo had six digs apiece. UAFS had 37 digs total.

Junior outside hitter Michelle Walker had nine kills to lead UAFS, which had 11 players with at least one kill.

Maja Krstonosic led UAFS with 15 assists and served four of UAFS’ seven aces.

Southeastern sweeps Blossoms

DURANT, Okla. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello volleyball team concluded its weekend trip to Oklahoma with a three-set loss to Southeastern Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Senior Tori Bozzo led the Blossoms (11-12, 2-6 Great American Conference) with eight kills and just two errors on 28 attempts for a .214 individual percentage. Senior Holly Schweigert and junior Gabriella Jandotti each added six kills in the loss.

Defensively, senior Tusalava Kuaea paced UAM with eight digs. Junior Jessica Cuba had seven and junior Frankie Zaragoza added six. Senior Amy Bazemore aided the offensive attack with a team-high 14 assists.

Ariel Sanders led the Savage Storm (10-11, 4-3 GAC) with 11 kills on 24 attempts.

The Blossoms return to the state of Arkansas for the remainder of the regular season, starting with a trip to Searcy Tuesday to face off against GAC leader Harding. First serve is set for 7 p.m. inside the RhodesField House.

A-State drops league match to WKU

JONESBORO — The Arkansas State volleyball team lost to Western Kentucky 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-20) in Sun Belt Conference action at the Convocation Center Saturday night.

Kelsey Sullivan led the Red Wolves in kills with nine during the match, while Jackie Gerig dished out 23 assists. Defensively, Megan Baska led A-State with 11 digs and Kelsey Reis had three blocks.

Arkansas State returns to action Wednesday, Oct. 23 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center.

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