The volleyball regular season came to a close a Saturday night at the Gil H. Steinke Phyiscal Education Center.
The Javelina women played back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday. Friday they took on the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds in four sets (26-24, 21-25, 25-17, 25-23) and on Saturday the fell to the West Texas A&M Buffaloes in 3 sets (19-25, 13-25, 17-25).
The Javelinas finished the season at 19-14 overall and 8-8 in Lone Star Conference play, and will enter the LSC tournament at the fourth seed.
During the game against the Greyhounds, Krystal Faison recorded a double double with 17 kills and 10 digs. Haley Hutchinson had 11 kills, and three girls finished hitting over .300 were Madison Brabham, Ashley Bukowski, and Faison. To the effort of the team Casey Klobedans contributed with 50 assists and six digs and four blocks.
The Hounds broke to an early lead in the first set 8-2, but after a strong 9-2 run the Javelinas took the lead at 11-10. The set would have a few lead changes, but ultimately the Javelinas would come away with the first set.
The second set would be less than fortunate for the Javelinas.
The Hoggies would be kept to .081 attack percentage and that would lead to ENMU taking the set.
Brabham would lead the attack in the third set, and would give the Javs the lead early. The Greyhounds would fight back, but the Javelina attack would be too much as they would take the third set.
In the fourth the Hoggies would be down early, but would fight to tie the score at 13-13. Bukowski and Faison would lead the way for the comeback, ending the set and the game with a Javelina victory.
Unlike Friday, Saturday would not bode well for the Javelina season finale.
Hutchinson had the highest attack percentage on the team with .286, and Klobedans finished with 25 assists.
The Javelinas went on a 6-1 run that would put them up early, but the Lady Buffaloes would take the advantage for the rest of the game and win the last 10 points of the set.
The second set was controlled by West Texas A&M, a 7-1 run would start the momentum shift for the Lady Buffs, as they would not relinquish the lead.
The Hogs would not get off on the right foot during the third set, and it caused West Texas A&M to be in control the whole way.
The Javelinas finished fourth in the conference and will be heading to Stephenville for the Lone Star Conference Tournament where they will face Cameron in the first round. The game is slated to begin at 5p.m. on Thursday. For more information on the game go to southtexannews.com.