McNeese Volleyball Swept in SLC Opener Against Texas A&M Corpus - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

McNeese Volleyball Swept in SLC Opener Against Texas A&M Corpus Christi

By McNeese Assistant SID Pam LaFosse


Cowgirls Drop Southland Opener To Texas A&M-Corpus Christi


LAKE CHARLES--  McNeese volleyball dropped its Southland Conference opener to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in straight sets (25-14, 25-21, 25-20) Tuesday night to fall to 6-7 on the year and 0-1 in league play.  The Islanders improved to 5-6 on the year and 1-0 in the SLC.

     Sophomore Malina Sanchez and freshmen Sophie Tenbusch led all players with a match high 13 kills apiece.  Tenbush also ended the match with a .407 hitting percent.  Freshman setter Vanessa Bentley recorded a match high 15 digs and led the Cowgirls with 25 assists.  Freshmen Kaylen Wolfe also ended the match with double figure digs with 14.   

     After dropping the first set, McNeese trailed 17-21 in the second set but outscored Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4- 2 to cut the lead to 21-23 on kills by Tenbusch and Carly DeMarque.  Texas A&M-Corpus Christi went on to score the last two points of the set to take a 2-0 overall lead.

     The Cowgirls jumped out to an early 3-1 lead in the third set on a kill by DeMarque and a service ace by Wolfe.  The Cowgirls also led 11-9 on another DeMarque kill.  The Islanders came back to tie the set at 11 all and from this point on both teams traded points.  The set consist of three more ties before the Islanders took the lead for good and would go on to win the set and the overall match.

     The Cowgirls will host Lamar at 7 p.m. Thursday night in its "Beach Night" match.  The first 50 students will receive free McNeese State sunglasses and fans will receive a free McNeese "Mini" beach towel.  Fans are encouraged to dress up in their best beach attire in order to support and create a fun atmosphere for the night.  For tickets or additional information call 337-475-4MSU.

     The Cowgirls will conclude their three-match homestand with a 2 p.m. match against Sam Houston State Saturday.

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