Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Volleyball Splits Two on the Road —By Laura Nelson on 10/07/2012 Austin, Texas—The women of the Oklahoma Panhandle State University volleyball team continued play on the road over the weekend with two games in Austin, taking on Huston-Tillotson University Friday night and St. Edward's University on Saturday afternoon.
In set one on Friday against the HTU Lady Rams, the home team started strong, scoring four of the first five points. The Aggies fought back, tying the score at four all. Both teams vied for control as the lead see-sawed until the end when the Aggies earned the final two points on a kill and a service ace, both by Sarah Koster. HTU could not hold on to their early lead in set two as OPSU took command and won it 25-16. Set three started out similar to set one with the teams tied at three, but the Aggies held the Lady Rams to only 12 points for the set and won the match 3-0.
OPSU's Erica Skipper had nine kills and 11 digs while Lexi McAdam and Shaina Eddings scored eight kills each. Terra Madden led all players with 20 assists and Kayla Schwartz had 15. Nora Pulaski had ten digs.
On Saturday, OPSU (4-14, 0-7) met up with Heartland Conference rival St. Edward's (10-4, 5-2) and in set one, the Aggies scored the first point, and then came from behind to tie the score at three-all. The Hilltoppers then pulled ahead, allowing the Aggies only 13 total points for the set. OPSU took the first three points in set two with Alex Schmitt serving and at one point, the Aggies had built up a four-point lead. St. Ed's took their first lead at 14-13, and went on win the set 25-19. OPSU was not going to give up easily and the women were neck and neck in set three with the Aggies ahead 8-7. At that point, the Hilltoppers took control and allowed the Aggies only five more points, winning the set 25-13 and the match 3-0.
For the match, Skipper had eight kills and 15 digs while Schwartz and Madden had 11 assists apiece.
The women play in Alva on Oct. 9 against Northwestern Oklahoma State University then return home to play the University of Texas of the Permian Basin on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. and then McMurry University on Oct. 13 at noon.