Monroe, LA (A-State) – The Arkansas State volleyball team picked up its first road SBC victory of the season with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-15) sweep of ULM Sunday afternoon at Fant Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, La.
The Red Wolves (9-8, 2-2 SBC) were led by a season-high .455 attacking percentage, while Carlisa May led the squad with 12 kills on a season-best .474 hitting percentage. Timber Terrell added eight kills on an A-State season-high .727 hitting percentage and Drew Jones also talled eight kills. Ellie Watkins dished out 33 assists and Jessica Uke led the team with four blocks.
"This was a team effort today," A-State head volleyball coach David Rehr said. "We were a little sluggish to begin, but once we got it rolling we were very solid all facets of the game. I'm proud of the way we responded after a tough match Friday night."
A-State jumped out to an 18-11 edge in set one to force a ULM (4-16, 0-4 SBC) timeout and led 22-14 after a kill by Jones. The Red Wolves went on to win the set 25-17 after an attack error. Set two was tied 8-8 early on and the Warhawks led 12-11 before a 5-0 run, capped on block by Watkins and Uke, put A-State on top 16-12. Arkansas State went in front 19-14 and closed the set on a 6-2 run, finished on a kill by Kenzie Fields, to win the set 25-16.
The Red Wolves ran out to a 12-3 advantage in set three and built an 18-10 edge to force the Warhawks' second timeout of the set. However, the visitors were able to close the frame on a 7-5 run, capped on another Fields' kill, to claim a 25-15 set three victory and sweep over ULM.
Mikaela Worley led ULM with eight kills, while Kacey LeBlanc posted nine digs for the home team.