The Texas A&M University- Kingsville Javelinas (12-5, 3-3 LSC), are now sitting with a .500 record in Lone Star Conference play, as they lost two straight to conclude their long road trip away from Hampton Inn Court.
The Hoggies dropped a four set match to the Tarleton State TexAnns (12-2, 5-1 LSC) on Friday night, losing 25-22, 25-20, 20-25, 25-18.
Krystal Faison had recorded her eighth double-double of the season as she finished with 10 kills and 13 digs. Ashley Bukowski was one kill short of joining Faison with a double-double, Bukowski finished with 11 digs and 9 kills. Haley Hutchinson also finished with nine kills and also had three blocks. Lexi Wick had a great defensive performance during the four sets she had eight blocks total two of them were solo blocks and she added seven kills to her record. Madison Brabham had five blocks and seven kills against Tarleton. Casey Klobedans recorded a team high assists of 41 adding two aces. Krystal Puente had 18 digs and one ace.
In the day to follow, the Hogs would fight but come up short, after a very intense, close matchup with No. 13 ranked Angelo State (14-2, 5-1 LSC),
The Javelinas played well and were neck-and-neck with ASU throughout, with a total of only 11 points separating the two teams after the first set.
ASU took the first set with a score of 25 to 16.
ASU took the second set after the Javelina’s had two mistakes close to the end of the set.
The teams traded points, but ASU was able to take the set in the end.
TAMUK responded by winning the third set, 25-20. Costly errors by ASU led to them losing the set. The teams fought to the end with the home team ASU barely scraping through the fourth set with a score of 25-23.
Krystal Puente led her team with an astounding 23 digs, with Krystal Faison leading the offensive charge while posting a double-double performance with 13 kills and 18 digs.
Lexi Wick followed closely behind with 12 kills and Madison Brabham and Valarie Hill both put up seven kills each.
The Hogs ended their road trip at ASU and will finally return home on October 7th, for a matchup with the West Texas A&M-University Lady Buffaloes.
The game will be the Javelina’s annual Dig Pink game, in which the team will wear pink and the first 250 fans will receive a pink rally towel in accordance with Breast Cancer awareness month, at 7 p.m.