The Bearkat volleyball team blasted past the Houston Baptist Huskies in a game that saw nine lead changes and an astonishing 79 kills.
The lady Kats brought their A-game in a three game sweep. Carli Kolbe and Anna Ferguson played some of their best volleyball of the season, combining for 27 of the Bearkats 43 kills.
“Our focus tonight was to block better,” said Head Coach Brenda Gray. “And to make sure we served better, and I think we did that.”
In the first set the Bearkats trailed early, but the game went back and forth with each team going through the feeling out process and working in between a lead process.
One familiar face across the net was former Bearkat Sarah Hazlewood, who played for Huntsville Hornets before she came to SHSU, and now plays for HBU.
“She was just another opponent,” said Gray.
Kolbe had a spectacular second game and at one point recorded three straight kills. During the second game, the Bearkats won 25-21.
“I think it was a team effort,” Kolbe said.
The third and final set was the best for the lady Kats. They came out with great adjustments and poured it on the Huskies.
“We regrouped in our break and really shut them down,” Ferguson said.
The first point came off a missed serve from the Huskies and the Kats never looked back. At one point taking a five-point lead with the Kats leading the entire game.
During the third game the Kats poured it on the Huskies with 14 kills and were able to finish the game in just under 90 minutes.
“It felt really good to win in three,” said Ferguson. We like to go to five so that was nice.”