Errors plagued the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelina Volleyball (4-5,9-8) team, as they were unable to build any momentum in the three-set loss to seventh ranked West Texas A&M Lady Buffaloes (7-1,16-2) this past Saturday Oct. 6.
“Our service was very weak, and offensively we made way too many errors,” said Head Coach Tanya Allen.
With the three set loss to the Lady Buffs (25-12)(25-21)(25-13) the Javelinas saw their win streak snapped at three, during their streak the Javelinas swept all three previous teams; now the Javelinas must prepare themselves for three-game road trip.
The Javelinas were able to come out strong in the first set as they took an early 6-3 lead, but after a service error the Lady Buffs took control of the set and went on a 17-2 run, the Javelinas would not be able to respond as they dropped the first set (25-12)
The second set was the closest of the three as the Javelinas increased their hitting percentage from the first set from .192 to .226, TAMUK was able to stay within a point of the Lady Buffs, but with the score 22-21 West Texas was able to sink the final three points to take a two-set lead over the Javelinas.
In the third and final set the Javelinas mimicked their first set performance as they took an early lead just to see themselves get out-hit by the Lady Buffs and take the third set to a score of (25-13).
The Javelinas struggled in the third set, as they were only able to hit .026 in the set.
In the game the Javelinas were led by Sarah Fountain with 23 assist and Kelsey Washington who led the team with a match-high 12 kills.
“We are going to try and work on some out-of-system plays and try to better our offense,” said Allen.
The Javelinas take a break from conference play as they head down to Edinburg today to face Texas-Pan American at 6:30 p.m on the first of their three game road trip.