UAM Volleyball Post Program’s Most Dominant Win

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MONTICELLO – The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s volleyball team recorded 3-0 victories over Texas College and Mississippi Valley State on Friday at home, highlighted by the program’s all-time most dominant win in the victory over Texas College.

UAM allowed a school-record combined total of just 18 points in the win over TC (0-21), beating the Lady Steers 25-3, 25-11 and 25-4. The Blossoms (13-11) set a new single-set record in the opening set with only three points allowed.

Also in the win over the Lady Steers, junior Lani Kaiwi broke a school record with nine service aces as the Blossoms finished with 19 total, one shy of the team record for a single match.

tv Sports reflection 10dbUAM hit .413 in the win over TC with 33 kills and seven errors on 63 swings. Freshman Aubrey Harrison led the way with six kills and just one error on 11 swings for a .455 individual percentage. Junior Sydni Schulz followed with five kills and freshman Aspen Luna added four.

In the nightcap, the Blossoms took the first two sets over Mississippi Valley State (4-20) in convincing fashion before the Devilettes fought back to make game three close. MVSU led for the majority of the match, including its biggest lead of five points on three different occasions.

Down 16-11 in the third set, UAM posted a 9-3 run, including four straight points to take a 20-19 on an attack error from MVSU’s Cynthia Richardson. After the Devilettes rallied once more to take a 22-20 lead, the Blossoms rattled off five straight points off the serve of Schulz to seal the team’s fourth straight sweep.

UAM hit .250 in the win over MVSU with 40 kills and 17 errors on 92 swings. Senior Tasha Evans led the way with 12 kills and three errors on 19 attacks for an individual .474 percentage. Schulz added nine kills and seven digs. Junior Bianca Brown added five kills and only one error on six swings for a .667 percentage.

Senior Jessica Cuba and Kaiwi paced the Blossoms’ back row with eight digs each. Cuba added five total blocks to her totals.

The Blossoms conclude their current five-match home stand on Tuesday, October 28 against Southern Arkansas. First serve is set for 7 p.m. inside Steelman Field House.


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