Volleyball splits pair of LSC matches

Volleyball splits pair of LSC matches

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Ashley Tipps and Krystal Faison going for the block against Cameron University.
Ashley Tipps and Krystal Faison going for the block against Cameron University.

Coming off a win in four sets to Texas Woman’s University, the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Volleyball team, hit the road to take on Lone Star Conference opponent’s Cameron University and Midwestern State University, where the Lady Javelinas finished 1-1 against the two conference teams.

Cameron University proved to be a tough matchup for Head Coach Tanya Allen’s squad as they dominated in three straight sets (25-21, 25-20, 25-16). The Cameron Aggies pulled away early, despite strong performances from Ashley Bukowski, who had a total of eight kills and four blocks and Krystal Faison, who finished with nine kills, and 13 digs.

“Cameron played extremely well. They had a very fast offense and they played great defense,” Allen said.

The Lady Javelinas got back on track in their next matchup against MSU and despite falling the first set, the Lady Javelinas were able to fight back and finish strong and capture three out of five wins in the battle with the Mustangs.

Ashley Bukowski stole the show as she finished with a season high 20 kills and team veteran Kelsey Washington added 15 kills and 22 digs in the win as well. Shaquinn Parker finished with 15 kills as the lady Javelinas finished with a combined 74 kills.

“I thought we had nice contribution from a few players off the bench. Shaq did a tremendous job coming off the bench at Midwestern. She attacked very well.  I also thought Karly did a great job serving tough, especially at crucial points during the matches,” said Allen.

With the win against the Lady Mustangs, the Lady Javelinas are now 11-5 overall and 4-4 in LSC play.

“Against Midwestern State, we encouraged the girls to stay focused on the scouting report and game plan.  We stressed how important it was for each one of them to execute the game plan. We have to continue to get better every day.  We are working to find a good balance between rest time and they amount of reps they take,” Allen said.