|Southwest (N.M.) ( 9-17/3-5)||11||25||21||29||18||3|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex ( 14-4/6-2)||25||17||25||27||16||2|
|San Antonio, TX|
|Southwest (N.M.)||Indv. Leaders||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
|#16 Alexis Mancera - 9||Kills||#1 Kalani Ketchens - 17|
|2 Players (#1,#12) - 3||Blocks||#1 Kalani Ketchens - 6|
|#3 Alexia Esparza - 16||Digs||#4 Alyssa Marquez - 20|
|#11 Autumn Lopez - 4||Aces||2 Players (#6,#20) - 3|
|Southwest (N.M.)||Team Statistics||Our Lady of the Lake (Tex|
SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 17, 2019) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) volleyball team fell in a close match to the University of the Southwest (USW) 3-2. The Saints dro to 14-4 on the season and 6-2 in Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) play. The Mustangs improve to 8-18 on the season and 4-4 in conference play.
Head Coach Scott Mattera commented on the match, saying, "There's no shame in losing to them as hard as they played. We got outworked on our home court, and that's 100 percent on me. We need to figure out what needs to get us more motivated on the court, and it's got to get more consistent."
The Saints started strong by winning the first set 25-11. The Mustangs battled back to take the second set 25-17 but would falter in the third set 25-21. In a thrilling fourth set, the Mustangs beat the Saints 29-27 by recording 15 kills. In a fifth set decider, Southwest took away multiple match points for the Saints and won 18-16 to win the match. The Mustangs recorded 76 digs in the win.
This is the 19th matchup against Southwest. The Saints are 15-3 against the Mustangs and won their earlier matchup this season in New Mexico 3-1.
Scoring overview against USW
Set One – OLLU 25 – USW 11
Set Two – USW 25 – OLLU 17
Set Three – OLLU 25 – USW 21
Set Four – USW 29 – OLLU 27
Set Five – USW 18 – OLLU 16
Anyssa Rivera (SR/El Paso, Texas) had 15 kills for the Saints. She also led the team with 48 total attacks.
In the first set, OLLU recorded 10 kills and two errors on 33 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .242.
The Saints had 13 kills in the second set and seven errors on 35 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .171.
In the third set, OLLU had 14 kills and seven errors on 35 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .200.
The Saints had 14 kills in the fourth set and six errors on 43 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .186.
In the fifth set, OLLU had five kills and two errors on 25 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .120.
Much need help
Anissa Tamez (JR/San Antonio, Texas) recorded 45 assists for the Saints. She also had three service aces.
On the offense
Overall, the Saints had 56 kills for a hitting percentage of .187. Southwest had 46 kills for a hitting percentage of .089.
Leading the way for the Saints was Kalani Ketchens (JR/San Antonio, Texas) with 17 kills. Rivera followed with 15 kills.
Southwest's Alexis Mancera led the Mustangs with nine kills.
OLLU had a total of 69 digs, led by Alyssa Marquez (SO/Albuquerque, N.M.) with 20. Southwest had a total of 76 digs, led by Alexia Esparza with 16.
Serving it up
The Saints had nine service aces, including three from Tamez and Nicole Beffer (SO/San Antonio, Texas). The Mustangs recorded 13 service aces.
The Saints travel to Austin, Texas, to take on RRAC rival Huston-Tillotson University on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m.