|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex ( 14-5/6-3)||15||22||25||23||1|
|Huston-Tillotson (Texas) ( 19-5/8-1)||25||25||23||25||3|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Indv. Leaders||Huston-Tillotson (Texas)|
|#17 Natalie Fazio - 10||Kills||#6 Tiara Thompson - 13|
|3 Players - 1||Blocks||#8 KeYonna Ganious - 7|
|#4 Alyssa Marquez - 18||Digs||#1 Briana Domino - 18|
|#17 Natalie Fazio - 2||Aces||#7 Danielle Pavlicek - 2|
|Our Lady of the Lake (Tex||Team Statistics||Huston-Tillotson (Texas)|
AUSTIN, TEXAS (Oct. 19, 2019) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) volleyball team lost to Huston-Tillotson University (HTU) 3-1 on Saturday. The Saints drop to 14-5 on the season and 6-3 in Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) play. The Rams improve to 19-5 overall and 8-1 in the RRAC, which puts them in first place.,
Head Coach Scott Mattera commented on the loss, saying, "After a slow start in game one, we started figuring out how to avoid their blocks a bit more and really played even with them the rest of the way. Games two, three and four all could have gone either way… that's volleyball. We're gearing up for a big stretch run and these past two matches have shown us a lot we can learn from. It's our choice now how we respond!"
The Saints played a close match by only losing the second, third and fourth set by seven total points. HTU took control of the match with a 25-15 first set win and didn't look back after that. The Saints' lone set win was by a score of 25-23 in the third frame. HTU finished with a .225 hitting percentage and 50 total assists. The Saints have lost back-to-back conference matches for the first time this season.
This is the 26th matchup against HTU. The Saints are 24-1 against the Rams, and their only loss came in October of 2018.
Set One – HTU 25 – OLLU 15
Set Two – HTU 25 – OLLU 22
Set Three – OLLU 25 – HTU 23
Set Four – HTU 25 – OLLU 23
Natalie Fazio (SR/Plano, Texas) led the team with 10 kills and two service aces.
In the first set, OLLU recorded seven kills and 11 errors on 40 total attacks for a hitting percentage of -0.100.
The Saints had 13 kills in the second set and six errors on 34 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .206.
In the third set, OLLU had 11 kills and five errors on 34 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .176.
The Saints had 13 kills in the fourth set and seven errors on 41 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .146.
Much need help
Anissa Tamez (JR/San Antonio, Texas) recorded all but one of the Saints assists with 37.
On the offense
Overall, the Saints had 44 kills for a hitting percentage of .101. Huston-Tillotson had 51 kills for a hitting percentage of .225.
HTU's Tiara Thompson led the Rams with 13 kills.
OLLU had a total of 64 digs, led by Alyssa Marquez (SO/Albuquerque, N.M.) with 18. HTU had a total of 69 digs, led by Briana Domino with 18.
Serving it up
The Saints had five service aces, including two from Fazio. The Rams recorded five service aces.
The Saints continue their road trip with a match against Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.