JONESBORO, Ark. (10/30/18) – The Arkansas State Volleyball team defeated Little Rock in straight sets (25-18, 25-19, 25-18) Tuesday night at Jack Stephens Center.

With the win, the Red Wolves rise to 15-10 overall and 7-5 in Sun Belt action, while the Trojans dropped to 15-10 overall and 7-5 in the league.

“I’m proud of the kid’s effort after a short week with limited practice time,” A-state head coach David Rehr said. “We’ve played really well over the last three matches, we’ve been trusting ourselves and trusting what we’re doing on the court.”

Carlisa May led the Red Wolves’ offense with 14 kills while Ellie Watkins handed out a game-high 24 assists. The squad earned 44 kills on the night while hitting .333.

The Red Wolves jumped out to an early 10-6 advantage in the first set on kills by May and Watkins. A-State pushed its advantage when it went on a 3-0 scoring run led by Josie Stanford and Madison Turner to force a Little Rock timeout. Following the timeout, the Trojans went on a 3-0 scoring run to pull within 22-16, but the Red Wolves went on a 3-0 scoring run to take the set 25-18.

In set two, Little Rock went on a 3-0 scoring to tie the match at 8-8, however A-State scored on back-to-back kills by Madison Turner and Macey Putt to earn a 10-8 advantage. The Red Wolves extended their lead when they went on a 3-0 scoring run lead by Turner, May and Julianna Cramer.

A-State pushed its lead to 22-16 when Little Rock committed two service errors. The Trojans couldn’t find their rhythm in the second set, which A-State won 25-19 on back-to-back kills by Madison Brown and Stanford.

The Red Wolves jumped out to an early 11-8 advantage in the third set on three service errors by the Trojans. A-State continued its aggressive play when it went on 3-0 scoring run to force a Trojan timeout out at 14-9. Resuming action, the Trojans went on a 3-0 scoring run to pull within 15-13 but the run was killed on an attack error by Taylor Lindberg. A-State took the third set 25-18 on three kills by Carlisa May.

The Red Wolves return home Friday to host Texas State. The first serve is set for 6:30 p.m. at First National Bank Arena.  Sunday the Red Wolves are set to host UT Arlington for senior day.

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