JONESBORO, Ark. (ASU) – The Arkansas State volleyball team picked up its third home victory of the year with a 25-27, 25-23, 25-10, 27-25 win over South Alabama on Friday night. The Red Wolves have yet to lose at home this season.
South Alabama rallied to win set one after the Red Wolves for most of the way. The Lady Jaguars did not take their first lead until 25-24. Cayla Fielder tied the game at 25-25 with a kill, but South Alabama won the next two points earn the come from behind victory in set one.
"I'm pretty disappointed with our effort level and our ability to adjust during the game," ASU volleyball coach Justin Ingram said. "We need to do much better in order to feel better. We certainly need to perform better in order to feel better as a group to feel better about our wins.
The Red Wolves bounced back in set two to win 25-23. South Alabama again closed the gap late, pulling within 22-20 but ASU rallied behind Fielder who had seven of her match-high 22 kills in the set. ASU cruised to a 25-10 victory in the third set before battling to a 27-25 victory in the fourth set.
In the fourth set the Red Wolves trailed 20-17, but rallied to tie the score at 24-24. Fielder was strong once again, collecting five kills in the set, including one to tie the score at 25-25. After an attack error from South Alabama, the Red Wolves served for match point where Taylor Szypulski closed out the match with a kill to give the Red Wolves a 3-1 victory over South Alabama.
Fielder added four block assists and three digs to go along with her 22 kills. Jasmine Terry added 11 kills and Ashley Tipps had 10 kills. Allison Kearney added 43 assists and seven digs, while Syzpulski had 10 digs.