Last Friday, the Hoggies beat the nationally ranked Angelo State University Rambelles for the first time in seven years in four sets. Coming into the game the Rambelles were ranked 24 in the nation, and were looking to blow past the Javelinas, but that was not the case.
Leading the way for the Javs was Valerie Moehrig with her first double double of her collegiate career with 18 kills and 13 digs. Continuing her successful season outside hitter Krystal Faison registered her 3rd consecutive double double and 10th of the season with her performance of 14 kills and 21 digs. Setter Casey Klobedans finished with 41 assists and 11 digs on the game.
The Hoggies were able to hold Angelo State to an attack percentage of .126 with 28 errors and 11 of those came on blocks from the Javs.
The girls were able to jump to a 2-0 set lead off the back, but the Belles would come back in the third set and win 25-22. But the Javelinas proved they were the better team by coming back and winning the fourth set 25-22.
The success of the upset would not last long the next day on October 3rd; our girls would fall to the Tarleton State Texanns in 4 sets (3-1) at home.
Ashley Bukowski and Moehrig finished with 13 kills each, while Klobedans finished with 37 assists and 3 blocks. Hayley Hutchinson put up a career high eight blocks and three of them were solo. Brett Zaccardo finished with 20 digs and Faison also finished with double digit digs with 13 in the game.
The Texanns came out attacking in the first set winning the first four points until Bukowski was able to draw blood with a kill. The Javelinas would continue this back and forward struggle with TSU until the pulled ahead 23-22. Moehrig would give the Javs the winning point and put the set in the books.
The Blue and Gold would unsuccessfully love the next three sets and Tarleton State would assert their dominance in the game. The Texanns would pull ahead early in the second set and the Javs would never catch up.
The 3rd and 4th set would be controlled by TSU; the Javelinas would come close a few times, but would never break even or pull ahead for the rest of the game.
The Hoggies will play five games over the next four days starting on Wednesday against New Mexico Highlands and Oklahoma Panhandle State all taking place in Goodwell, New Mexico.