|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex (1-0)||25||25||25||3|
|Bethany (Kan.) (1-1)||23||23||16||0|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Indv. Leaders||Bethany (Kan.)|
|#16 Bailei Hubbard - 13||Kills||#6 Paola Sanabria-Lopez - 9|
|#13 Tijana Kruta - 4||Blocks||#22 Serenity Storey - 3|
|#2 Elizabeth Olivarez - 13||Digs||#14 Georgia Romine-Black - 12|
|#13 Tijana Kruta - 5||Aces||2 Players (#9,#21) - 1|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Team Statistics||Bethany (Kan.)|
HUTCHISON, KAN. (Aug. 23, 2019) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) volleyball team participated in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Fall Fling with a match against Bethany College (BC). The Saints defeated the Swedes 3-0 in their first regular season match of the season.
Head Coach Scott Mattera said, "It was a little bit of first match jitters but eventually our pressure serve game wore them down. We're always going to be happy with a win, but we also know we've got a lot to clean up as we continue to grow together. Bethany is a sneaky good team with a lot of experience, so they do some things that can be tough your first time out. I'm happy with how we responded to some bad luck breaks and jades plays to separate when we needed to."
This was the first matchup between the Saints and the Swedes.
Scoring overview against Bethany
Set One – OLLU 25 - BC 23
Set Two – OLLU 25 - BC 23
Set Three – OLLU 25 - BC 16
Bailei Hubbard (JR/Helotes, Texas) led the Saints with 13 kills. She had four errors on 22 total attacks and a hitting percentage of .409.
In the first set, OLLU recorded 16 kills and nine errors on 42 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .167.
The Saints had 17 kills in the second set and six errors on 35 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .314.
The final set had the Saints totaling 15 kills and six errors on 34 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .265.
On the offense
Overall, the Saints had 48 kills for a hitting percentage of .243. BC had 28 kills for a hitting percentage of .202.
BC's Paola Sanabria-Lopez tallied nine kills.
On the attack
OLLU marked 111 total attacks, as Rivera led the team with 28 attacks.
OLLU had a total of 41 digs, led by Elizabeth Olivarez (JR/Edinburg, Texas) with 13, Anissa Tamez (JR/San Antonio, Texas) with eight, and Natalie Fazio (SR/Plano, Texas) with six. BC had a total of 36 digs, led by Georgia Romine-Black, who had 12. According to Mattera, "Tamez mixed the offense well."
OLLU recorded 10 block assists and one solo block. The Saints were led by Tijana Kruta (SO/Bar, Montenegro), who had four block assists. "Tijana had a really nice match in all facets," Mattera said, "including some key blocks and very effective serving."
BC recorded eight block assists, with two apiece from Jordan Valentine, Sanabria-Lopez, and Serenity Storey.
Serving it up
The Saints had 11 service aces, including five from Kruta. BC had two service aces.
The Saints continue regular season play in the KCAC Fall Fling tomorrow, Aug. 24, against Friends University at 9 a.m. and York College at 11 a.m.