No Kohl, No Problem

By Miracle Robinson
Assistant Sports Director

The Texas State volleyball team is currently riding a four game winning streak. However, they’re doing it without their star outside hitter, Jordan Kohl.

Kohl has seen very scarce minutes since the Bobcats faced newcomer to the Sun Belt Conference, Coastal Carolina. Over the last five games, she has only made an appearance in a total of seven sets, with a hitting percentage of .260 on season. With the 2015 Sun Belt All-Conference player in a slump, the Bobcats haven’t missed a beat.

Texas State has won six of their last seven games after a rocky start to the season. The Bobcats are currently in second place in the Western division of the Sun Belt standings, behind a red hot Arkansas State team who have won seven in a row.

Jordan Kohl (17) Photo by Miracle Robinson

Freshman, Micah Dinwiddie and senior, Kelsey Weynand can be thanked for much of the success of the Bobcats big season.

Last week, Dinwiddie became the first player to win Defensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week at the same time in the Sun Belt, as well as the first time a freshman has won Defensive Player of the Week. During that week she registered a career-high 31 digs against UT Arlington.

Kelsey Weynand returned from injury against Coastal Carolina and has also won Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week accolades.

On their six game winning streak, the Bobcats hold a .215 attack percentage, while keeping their opponents below a .100 attack percentage. Lauren Kirch and Jaliyah Bolden continue to stand tall on the defensive end for Texas State, while setter Erin Hoppe rounds into form.

For the remainder of the season, the Bobcats will play six of their last nine games on the road. Texas State is currently five and two in away games on the season, while boasting a six and three home record.

With more than half of the season over, the Sun Belt will host the top eight teams in the conference in conference tournament. The Sun Belt Conference Tournament will be held on November 18-20 at the College Park Center, in Arlington, TX. The final three home games for the Bobcats can be heard on KTSW 89.9.

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