SAN MARCOS, Texas. (10/7/16) – The Arkansas State volleyball team saw its 20-match conference win streak come to an end at the hands of Texas State Friday night in a 3-1 (22-25, 24-26, 25-22, 16-25) loss at Strahan Coliseum in San Marcos.
A-State (12-7, 4-1 SBC) hit .140 on the night compared to a .233 mark for the Bobcats (11-9, 4-1 SBC). Additionally, the Red Wolves could only muster five blocks to Texas State’s 11. Mallory Warrington registered her team-best seventh double-double with 50 assists and 16 digs, while Carlisa May (16) and Kenzie Fields (14) led the team in kills. Markie Schaedig paced the defense with 20 digs, while four different Red Wolves had two blocks apiece.
“You have to give Texas State all the credit, they showed up to play and we didn’t,” A-State head volleyball coach David Rehr said. “We missed an opportunity and just didn’t compete very well at times. They deserved to win, but now we have to move on for the quick turnaround to play UT Arlington and try to salvage a split from this trip.”
The first two sets didn’t go A-State’s way despite holding advantages in each one. The Red Wolves jumped in front 12-8 in game one to force a Texas State timeout and went ahead 21-20 late, but a 5-1 run for the Bobcats clinched the set for them at 25-22. The visitors raced out to an advantage again in set two, this time at 17-13 and forced Texas State to use a timeout. The Bobcats were able to fight back and tie the game 24-24 before two straight points gave the home team a 26-24 win.
A-State ran out to a 15-9 advantage in set three before seeing the home team creep back into it and get within two at 20-18. The Bobcats got within 23-22, but two consecutive kills by May gave the Red Wolves a 25-22 set win. Set four looked to be a close game early with A-State taking a 12-11 edge, but a 10-0 run by Texas State set the tally at 21-12 and the home team went on to close out the set 25-16 and match 3-1.
Arkansas State continues Sun Belt Conference action in Texas Oct. 8 with a contest versus UT Arlington. First serve from the College Park Center is set for 6:30 p.m.Fans can follow the team on Twitter (@stAteVolleyball) and Instagram (astatevolleyball) along with liking the Arkansas State University Volleyball page on Facebook for the latest news and updates regarding the team.