The Javelina Volleyball team (8-1) made history this past weekend at the Thunderwolves Classic in Pueblo, Colorado, where a victory over Colorado State University-Pueblo, allowed them to eclipse a 7-0 record marking the best start Javelina Nation has ever witnessed in program history.
They opened up play against Adams State University (5-4) on day one, winning 3 sets to 1, lead behind Lexi Wick, who spearheaded the attack offense with 13 kills and 4 aces.
The defense was staggering for the Hoggies, as they prevented the Grizzlies from hitting more than .066 and racking up 38 digs.
Game two was an exciting bout between heavyweights, as the Hoggies were neck-in-neck with Colorado State-University Pueblo (2-7), edging the ThunderWolves 3-2 where plenty of players racked up season highs.
The Hogs as a whole had 12 service aces, and were lead by double-doubles from Casey Klobedans with season high 53 assists and 11 digs, and Krystal Fasion’s 21 kills and 19 digs, leading the team in both categories.
The Javelinas would then take a restful night to take in their historic night, awaiting a battle with number 3 ranked Wayne State University (8-0).
Sadly, the Hoggies would encounter their first loss of the season, getting swept by the Wildcats 0-3, and bringing an end to their historic winning streak.
However, soon after, the Javelinas would bounce back and take on Nova Southeastern (5-3) and win in a hard fought battle 3-2.
Wick and Faison lead the way with 13 kills apiece, followed by Haley Hutchinson 11.
Fasion would record her fourth double-double of the season, as Ashley Bukowski and Casey Klobedans would record their fifth double-doubles of the season as well.
Stat Leaders to this point in the season are:
– Kills: Faison, 111
– Blocks: Hutchinson, 37
– Digs: Krystal Puente, 127
– Assists: Klobedans, 339
– Aces: Wick, 19
The Javelinas would conclude the tournament with an 8-1 record and will be opening Lone Star Conference play this Friday, against Western New Mexico University at the Steinke Physical Education Center, Game time at 4:00 P.M./