|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex (5-1)||24||25||25||25||3|
|Mid-America Christian (Ok (2-3)||26||15||17||18||1|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Indv. Leaders||Mid-America Christian (Ok|
|2 Players (#9,#16) - 11||Kills||#12 Hannah Focker - 14|
|#13 Tijana Kruta - 8||Blocks||#18 Dianne Walter - 2|
|#6 Anissa Tamez - 15||Digs||#8 Maegan Plunk - 16|
|#13 Tijana Kruta - 5||Aces||#8 Maegan Plunk - 2|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Team Statistics||Mid-America Christian (Ok|
PLAINVIEW, TEXAS (Sept. 6, 2019) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) volleyball team defeated Mid-America Christian University (MACU) a3-1 on Friday night. The Saints are now 5-1 this season.
After a 3-1 victory against Mid-America Christian University Head Coach Scott Mattera said, "After a bit of a sluggish start in game one, we really started to take control and wore them down with our serve game. Twelve aces are good but even more important is how much we had them out of system. I was proud of our ability to adjust on the fly. They were having some success on the right side, but we tried a few different things and were able to slow that up a bit. We are also starting to communicate better in terms of constructive feedback after points. We are still working on consistency of energy which always leads to more consistent play!"
This is the second matchup against Mid-America Christian University. The Saints swept the Evangels 3-0 in 2014.
Scoring overview against MACU
Set One – MACU 26 – OLLU 24
Set Two – OLLU 25 – MACU 15
Set Three – OLLU 25 – MACU 17
Set Four – OLLU 25 – MACU 18
In the first set, OLLU recorded 11 kills and nine errors on 37 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .054.
The Saints had 10 kills in the second set and two errors on 35 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .229.
In the third set, OLLU had 11 kills and five errors on 28 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .214.
The Saints had 13 kills in the fourth set and five errors on 32 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .250.
On the offense
Overall, the Saints had 45 kills for a hitting percentage of .182. MACU had 40 kills for a hitting percentage of .096.
Leading the way for the Saints were Bailei Hubbard (JR/Helotes, Texas) and Ballesteros with 11 kills.
MACU's Hannah Focker had 14 kills and Alexa Bass recorded 10 kills.
First Set Swing
After losing the first set in a match for the first time this season, the Saints rallied to win three straight sets. The Saints improved from a .054 hitting percentage in the first set to .229, .214, and .250 in the following three sets.
OLLU had a total of 57 digs, led by Anissa Tamez (JR/San Antonio, Texas) with 15, Alyssa Marquez (SO/Albuquerque, N.M.) with 13, and Elizabeth Olivarez (JR/Edinburg, Texas) with 11. MACU had a total of 59 digs, led by Maegan Plunk, who had 16.
Serving it up
The Saints had 12 service aces, including five from Kruta. Mid-America Christian tallied seven service aces.
The Saints continue play in Plainview tomorrow against Wayland Baptist University at 1:30 p.m.