ASU Volleyball beats UALR in four sets Tuesday night

Little Rock (ASU) — The Arkansas State Red Wolves (15-11, 9-5) picked up a four-set Sun Belt Conference win on the road over the UALR Trojans (5-19, 3-11) Tuesday night in ASU's only midweek match of the season.

The Red Wolves found themselves in a 22-22 deadlock in set one, but a kill from freshman Sadie Clark and two Trojan attacking errors allowed A-State to score the final three points, taking the set 25-22.  UALR jumped out to an early 13-6 lead in the second set, but Arkansas State rallied to within one at 24-23.  With the set point in the Trojans' favor, an ASU attacking error evened the set count at 1-1.

Arkansas State once again found itself in a 22-22 tie in set three.  A kill from junior Cayla Fielder and a Trojan attacking error landed the Red Wolves with the set-point advantage.  UALR got a kill from Daniele Souza Moura, but Clark put in the set-ending kill for A-State, setting the score at 25-23.  Set four tied nine times, before ASU pulled ahead and cruised to the win.  The Red Wolves took the match with a 25-18 set-four victory.

Fielder led the Arkansas State offensive effort, matching her career-high of 22 kills for the third time this season and posting a .462 hitting percentage.  Clark followed with 17 kills, and four Red Wolves saw double-digit digs including freshman Megan Baska with 22, Clark with 16, freshman Shelby Crncic with 13 and sophomore Taylor Coughlin with 10.

Sophomore setter Allison Kearney set a new career record with 60 assists in the match, and sophomore Kelsie Hodges led the team with five total blocks.

The A-State volleyball squad will close out regular season play when it hosts ULM and Louisiana-Lafayette Nov. 12 and 13 at the HPESS Facility.  Both matches will begin at 7:00 p.m.