By Olivia Chaney
The Texas State Bobcats Volleyball team (19-8) hosted the Arkansas Little Rock Trojans (9-17) at Strahan Coliseum on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The Bobcats are coming off a steaming sweep against opponent Arkansas State from Friday, so they came into this game against Arkansas Little Rock with high energy. Even though the Bobcats came into the game with some heat, the Trojans refused to roll over and give up easy sets. The Trojans Volleyball team came into this game with the statistics of being the second Best Defense in the Sun Belt Conference, which meant trouble for the Bobcats.
The Trojans had many huge blocks by #2 Maritza Mesa and #16 Veronica Marin that caused a bit of a challenge for the Bobcats’ offensive front. The hard hitters from the Arkansas Little Rock Trojans were not enough to stop the Texas State Bobcats who took the sets in a sweeping fashion (25-16, 25-21, 25-16). The Bobcats were led by #10 Madison Daigle, #5 Megan Porter, #16 Jaliyah Bolden and #7 Amy Pflughaupt with a combined 85 attacks. Texas State’s Volleyball Head Coach, Karen Chisum, said that she’s “extremely proud” of her team and wants “to win it all” when it comes to the end of Sun Belt Conference play and leading into playoffs.
The Bobcats now advance to a SBC record of 11-2 and an overall record of 20-8 on the season, so as a unite they are on the rise for a strong finish with only three games left in regular season play. With strong support from the coaching staff, players and fans, the Bobcats have the green light for the rest of the season. The next match up for the Bobcats will be Monday November 6, 2017 against the UT Arlington Mavericks (12-14) .
Featured image by Tino Manor.