Lions bounce back with 3-1 win at Cameron – LINK
LAWTON, Okla. – The Texas A&M University-Commerce volleyball team got back in the win column with a 3-1 victory over Cameron University in Aggie Gym on Friday night. Set scores were 25-20, 22-25, 25-15, and 25-17.
With the win, the Lions move to 7-7 overall and 3-2 in the Lone Star Conference, while Cameron falls to 4-9 overall and 2-4 in the LSC. A&M-Commerce visits Midwestern State in Wichita Falls on Saturday with first serve set for 1 p.m.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- The Lions piled up 22 more kills than the Aggies, hitting .245 in the match.
- The twin power of Jaryn and Jaslyn Wacker led the Lions in kills with 14 apiece. Mariyah Oliver had a season-high 11 kills.
- Both setters were effective for A&M-Commerce with Gabriela Rosa passing out 23 assists and Rylie Fuentes dishing out 22. Fuentes earned a double-double with 11 digs.
- Layne Little led the Lions with 13 digs and chipped in on three blocks. Libero Savannah Rutledge had 12 digs.
- Jaslyn Wacker was in on five blocks, with two solos.
- One match after conceding 16 service aces at A&M-Kingsville, the Lions did not allow the Aggies a single ace.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Aggies scored the first three points of the match before the Lions were able to settle in, but A&M-Commerce responded with five straight points to take the lead. Neither side was able to extend its lead to more than three points until the Lions went on a 3-0 run to force a Cameron timeout when Jaryn Wacker’s kill made it 16-13.
A Cameron attack error gave the Lions their first five-point advantage at 23-18, and A&M-Commerce was able to close out the first set with a 25-20 win on a block by Little and Shelley Chapron. The Lions hit .171 in the set and were led by five kills from Jaryn Wacker. Fuentes had six digs and the Lions put up three blocks in the set.
In the second set, both teams went back-and-forth early before four consecutive Aggie points – three on blocks – forced the Lions to take timeout with the hosts leading 9-6. The Aggies took their largest lead of the night at 16-12 on their fifth of eight blocks in the set.
The Lions chipped away and were able to get back within one point late in the set at 23-22 after a Chapron pounded a kill and teamed up with Little on a block. Cameron scored two straight out of their timeout to win the set 25-22 and tie up the match. The Lions only hit .100 in the set. Rutledge had two of her four aces on the night in the second set, and Jaslyn Wacker and Oliver each had four kills.
After the intermission, the Lions came out on fire, swinging .447 with 19 kills in the third set on the way to a 25-15 rout. The only two errors were Aggie blocks.
The Lions were up early at 8-2 and maintained their lead throughout the set. Jaslyn Wacker was the star of the set, hitting .667 with six error-free kills on nine swings and also picking up a pair of blocks.
A&M-Commerce finished the match off in the fourth set by jumping out to another early lead, pushing ahead 7-2 early to force an Aggie timeout. Cameron narrowed its deficit down to a solitary point at 9-8 before a 3-0 Lion run that featured two of the Lions’ four aces in the set.
The Lions led 12-11 and then rattled off six consecutive points to push ahead by seven and put the end of the match in sight. Kills by the Wackers and Oliver put the Lions two points away at 23-14 and Jaryn Wacker finished the match off with a kill at 25-17. The Lions hit .292 in the fourth set and limited CU to .087.
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