ASU Volleyball sweeps ULM

From Arkansas State University

The Arkansas State volleyball team improved its Sun Belt Conference record to 2-2 with a 25-17, 26-24, 25-18 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at the HPESS Facility on Sunday.

The Red Wolves (11-8, 2-2 SBC) trailed just eight times over the three set match and relied on a steady attacking game to pick up the sweep over the Warhawks (4-9, 0-4). Senior Jasmine Terry led the way with 16 kills, just two shy of her career-high. Fellow senior Kelsie Hodges added eight kills and a .429 attacking percentage.

Senior Allison Kearney finished with 37 assists and moved into sixth-place on the all-time career assist list at ASU. Junior libero added 13 digs, while Taylor Coughin chipped in with eight digs.

"We recovered really well after the way we played on Friday night so I was happy about that," ASU volleyball coach David Rehr said. "It is just a matter of us doing it again, especially with a quick turnaround and three matches this coming week."

ASU used a late run to help secure a first-set victory and take an early edge in the match. Hodges and Terry used a 7-1 run to close at the set and give ASU a 25-17 victory. Terry finished the match with three straight kills, including a slam on set point.

ASU posted solid numbers in the second-set, but ULM matched the Red Wolves step-for-step. ULM held a 21-19 lead late in the match, but a kill from Marie Hadar and attack error from the Warhawks evened the score at 21-21. After trading the next four points, Hodges connected on back-to-back kills to send ASU to a 26-24 victory.

The swing in momentum was too much for ULM to overcome and ASU cruised to a 25-18 victory on the third set.

ASU will travel to Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Tuesday to take on Southeast Missouri State in a non-conference matchup. The match will be broadcast for free at First serve is set for 6:30 p.m.