|Sourthwestern Univ. (18-8)||25||28||19||25||3|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex (14-9)||18||26||25||23||1|
|San Antonio, TX|
|Sourthwestern Univ.||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|#17 Abbie Robb - 14||Kills||#12 Alysha Blanco - 15|
|#17 Abbie Robb - 2||Blocks||#2 Jaclyn Bautista - 3|
|#11 Macey Pool - 16||Digs||#37 Janelle Solis - 15|
|3 Players - 1||Aces||2 Players (#3,#12) - 2|
|Sourthwestern Univ.||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 23, 2014) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) volleyball team lost a close match to Southwestern University 1-3 in nonconference play.
The Saints move to 14-9 on the season, while NCAA D3 Southwestern improves to 18-8.
HISTORY: The Saints have faced the Lady Pirates one time -- in 2012 -- and lost 1-3.
BASICS: The Saints and the Pirates kept the match close throughout. In the first set, the teams tied 10 times, with Southwestern taking a high seven-point lead, and the Saints leading once by one point. In the second set, the Saints trailed for the first part of the game, and took their first lead at 15-14. They went up by five but allowed the Pirates to climb back on top to win 28-26. In the third set, the Saints led the entire game to win 25-19. And, in the final set, the Saints led throughout most of the game until the Pirates took over the lead at 23-22. The teams tied at 23, and the Pirates went on to score two more points to win the set 25-23 and the match 3-1.
TEAM COMPARISONS: Team attacks by set:
|OLLU Set 1||16 kills||5 errors||38 TA||.289|
|SW Set 1||15 kills||1 errors||35 TA||.400|
|OLLU Set 2||12 kills||8 errors||40 TA||.100|
|SW Set 2||14 kills||10 errors||37 TA||.108|
|OLLU Set 3||12 kills||3 errors||30 TA||.300|
|SW Set 3||12 kills||6 errors||32 TA||.188|
|OLLU Set 4||12 kills||5 error||45 TA||.156|
|SW Set 4||15 kills||11 errors||46 TA||.087|
ON THE OFFENSE: OLLU's Alysha Blanco (JR/El Paso, Texas) contributed 15 kills, while teammate Kendall Groff (SO/Helotes, Texas) finished with 10. The Saints had 52 total kills, with 21 errors on 153 attempts for a .203 percentage. Abbie Robb had 14 kills for Southwestern, while the team finished with 56 kills and 28 errors on 150 attempts for a .187 percentage.
MUCH NEEDED HELP: OLLU's Janelle Solis (SO/San Antonio, Texas) offered 26 assists, and teammate Alexia Bustamante (SO/Helotes, Texas) finished with 19. Southwestern's Sydney Rochelle finished with 37 assists for her team. Both teams had a total of 50 assists each.
DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS: OLLU's Janelle Solis led the Saints in digs with 15, while Raven Swain (SO/Pflugerville, Texas) added 14 and Cassandra Valent (FR/Corpus Christi, Texas) had 10. Jaclyn Bautista (JR/El Paso, Texas) added six blocks, while Amber Ramsey (FR/Canyon Lake, Texas) finished with four block assists. Five players for Southwestern had double-digit digs. Macey Pool had 16, Kaitlyn Corbett had 15, Sydney Rochelle had 13, and Andie Alford and Kaitlyn Foster had 10 each. Abbie Robb added five block assists for Southwestern.
SERVING IT UP: OLLU logged seven service aces, with Cassandra Valent accounting for two. The Saints also had 13 service errors, and Valent had five of those. Southwestern did much better on limiting its service errors finishing with two.
POST-GAME INTERVIEW: Saints Reporter Sera Quiroga talked with Raven Swain after the match. Swain said, "It was a good match in that it helped us with our passing and getting in shots. I know what we did tonight will help us with Tuesday's conference game against St. Thomas, as well as with the conference tournament coming up in a few weeks."
UPCOMING MATCHES: The Saints will travel to Houston on Oct. 28 to play a conference match against the University of St. Thomas at 7 p.m. After that, the Saints will play their last home match on Oct. 30 against Laredo Community College. OLLU will then participate in a tournament at Southwestern University in Georgetown on Nov. 1. The team will play its last conference match on Nov. 4 in Austin against Huston-Tillotson University before preparing for the conference tournament in mid-November.