The Javelina volleyball team (2-0 LSC) improved its record to 10-1 this past weekend in domi-nating fashion.
The Javelinas swept opponents Western New Mexico (8-4, 0-2) and Eastern New Mexico Universities (4-6, 0-1) ,both three sets to none.
Middle blocker Lexi Wick led Saturday’s offensive charge with 10 kills. She posted the same number of blocks (four) as fellow middle blocker Haley Hutchinson.
Hutchinson stayed close behind Wick with nine kills, out- side hitter Krystal Faison ended with eight kills and Madison Brabham posted seven.
The first set was close for the Hoggies, 25 to 20.
The team never trailed its op- ponent for the rest of the match.
“The best thing about us is our ball control and the strong
middle we have,“ Said Casey Klobedans on the weekend.
“If we can control the ball the way we did today and get blocks when we need them it’s going to be hard to beat us.”
This season has shown lots of improvements made by the Javelina volleyball team.
They are now on a four-game winning streak after losing their first game of the season to third- ranked Wayne State.
The Javelinas were able
to play in front of their home crowd again after coming back from a long road trip from the ThunderWolves classic, and it seems like all the players were looking forward to getting back home
“We’ve had a great support system all year and it is always exciting to play here at home,” said Head Coach Tanya Allen on being back home.
Coach Allen is currently off to her best coaching start in her career.
“I was so nervous being back home and was a little too excited to play,” said Wick. “But once my nerves started to come down, I was able to focus more and play better.”
The Hoggies are currently sitting in second place in the LSC in wins and hitting (.247), and are the leaders in aces (85).
The Javelinas will have a tough test ahead of themselves as they leave Kingsville for a long six game road stint over the next few weeks, facing nu- merous big names in the Lone Star Conference; including the nationally ranked #8 Angelo State University RamBelles, who are the first place team.
The Hogs will not return to Javelina nation, until they face off against the West Texas A&M University Lady Buffs on Dig Pink night, on October 7th at the Steinke Physical Education Center at 7:00 P.M.
Story contributions also include Adrian Silguero.