JONESBORO, Ark. (11/2/18) – The Arkansas State women’s volleyball team defeated Texas State to snap the Bobcats’ 17-game win streak in five sets (25-18, 25-17, 25-19, 25-18, 15-13) Friday night at First National Bank Arena.

With the win, A-State moves to 16-10 overall and 8-5 in Sun Belt action while the Bobcats fell to 22-6 overall and 13-1 in conference.

“Give credit to the assistant coaches and their hard work over the last three matches, said A-State head coach David Rehr. “Texas State had a great game plan coming in but our players were able to adjust during the game to be able to win an incredible volleyball match.”

Carlisa May posted a double-double with 22 kills and 13 digs, while Macey Putt added 13 kills. Ellie Watkins handed out 30 assists while Kenzie Fields posted a team-high 16 digs.

The Red Wolves jumped out to an early 5-3 advantage in the first set on back-to-back kills by Madison Turner. A-State continued to push its lead when it went on a 3-0 scoring run led by May and Josie Stanford to force a Texas State timeout. After the timeout the Red Wolves kept pushing their lead on back-to-back kills by Turner to go up 23-17. The home team kept the intensity level high and took the first set 25-1 on a kill by Madison Brown.

A-State set the tone early when it went on a 3-0 scoring run to go up 4-1 in the second set but the Bobcats rallied on a ball handling error but Julianna Cramer and a kill by Amy Pflughaupt to pull within 7-5. The visitors pushed their lead when they went on an 8-0 scoring run lead by Tyeranee Scott and Sarabi Gilbert-Worley to force a A-State timeout. Resuming action, the Red Wolves’ couldn’t find their rhythm when they committed three services errors to fall behind 20-13. Texas State took the second set 25-17 on an attack error by A-State.

The home team battled in the third set when they went on a 3-0 scoring run to tie the set at 6-6.  However, Texas State rallied when it went on a 4-0 scoring run which was ended on a kill by Brown to move the score to 11-10 in favor of Texas State. The Bobcats pushed their advantage when they went on a 3-0 scoring to pull ahead 20-15 ultimately forcing an A-State timeout. Concluding the timeout, Texas state rallied on back-to-back kills by Jillian Sluaghter taking the third set 25-19.

A-State battled in the fourth set when they went on a 3-0 scoring run led by Brown and May extending its advantage 7-5 to force a Bobcat timeout. The Red Wolves showed a sense of urgency when they went on 4-0 scoring to push their lead 17-11 but it was ended on a kill by Emily DeWalt. A-State put up a stronger fight in the fourth set and took the set 25-18 on kill by May.

The home team rallied in the fifth set when they earn back-to-back kills by Josie Stanford to go up 8-7. Momentum went in favor of the Red Wolves when they took the fifth set 15-13 on a kill by May.

The Red Wolves return to action Sunday to host UT-Arlington. The first serve is set for noon at First National Bank Arena. Senior day activities will start prior to the match.  

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