Lions Cruise Past Lamar in Straight Sets, Lions Collect 11 Aces
LMU volleyball swept Lamar in the final match at the UTSA Classic.
Sep 6, 2013
The LMU volleyball team (3-3) cruised to a sweep of Lamar University (1-7), 25-18, 25-19, 25-13, on Friday to close LMU's portion of play at the UTSA Classic. The Lions hit .330 on the day, highlighted by 11 kills on 23 swings for a .391 hitting percentage from senior Felicia Arriola.
Junior Caitlin DeWitt also impressed for the Lions, notching nine kills on 13 swings with only one error for an impressive .615 clip. Sophomore Hannah Tedrow set the offense to the season-best clip, dishing-out 29 assists. The LMU serving game was on point, collecting 11 total aces to just 11 service errors. Sophomore Avery Bush led the way with a career-high four aces, followed by senior Betsi Metter with three. Metter once again reach double-digit digs, tying for the match-high with 11.
LMU held Lamar to a .143 hitting percentage as the Cardinals hit a high-water mark of .167 in the second set. No Lamar player reached double-digit kills, but Cortney Moore did manage a .444 hitting percentage with five kills on nine swings.
The Lions hit a blistering .433 in the second set, notching 15 kills on 30 swings with just two errors, as freshman Kristie Hewko connected for five of her eight match kills in her first career start. LMU's serve resulted in the lopsided third set victory as the Lions collected seven aces in the period. Bush and Taylor Scioscia each contributed a pair, while Arriola collected five kills on 11 attacks.
LMU will return home and to the court on Thursday when it hosts Long Beach State as part of the LMU/Long Beach State Dual Tournament at 7 p.m.