IMG_7386

Tessa Marshall, (5), and Emily DeWalt, (17), block the ball Nov. 23 at the SBC Volleyball Championship semi-finals at Strahan Arena.

The Bobcats secured their second win of the season, defeating SFA Sept. 4 in a 2-0 win (25-20, 25-20, 25-14) after beating Central Arkansas 3-2 earlier in the day.

The Bobcats led the Lumberjacks 10-7 to start the first set before going on a 15-7 run to win the set 25-20. Sophomore outside hitter Caitlan Buettner led the team with five kills, followed by junior outside hitter Janell Fitzgerald who had three. The Bobcats finished the set with 14 kills and a hitting percentage of .294.

The second set was the most competitive of the match, as the Lumberjacks came out swinging, scoring with the first two points of the set. The Bobcats regrouped and took a 10-7 lead, forcing the Lumberjacks to call a timeout.

Coming out of the timeout, SFA could not find a rhythm, committing a pair of attacking errors and eventually going down 22-15 to Texas State. After SFA rallied and went on a 5-1 run,  junior setter Emily DeWalt ended the set 25-20 with a kill.

The third set was all Texas State as the team strung together a series of runs, at one point leading 23-13 off 14 kills from Fitzgerald, to put SFA away 3-0.

Next on the schedule, the Bobcats will face the University of Texas at El Paso during two home games at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 and at 10 a.m. on Sept. 12.

Journalism is an act of civic responsibility. We see our work as a public service that is necessary for a community to thrive because knowledge is empowering. If you enjoyed this story, please consider helping us "Defend the First Amendment" by donating today!

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.