Aggies drop conference opener to UAFS 0-3.—Courtesy PhotoAggies drop conference opener to UAFS 0-3.—Courtesy Photo
**For Immediate Release** Volleyball Falls to UAFS on the Road By Justine Gaskamp on 09/13/2013 Fort Smith, Ark.—The OPSU Aggie volleyball team took on the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith yesterday evening and came up short as the Lions dominated the court in three straight matches.

With UAFS being a preseason pick to win the Heartland Conference, the Aggies had their work cut out for them from the start. The Lady Lions won the match in three straight sets 25-14, 25-12, 25-10 and remain unbeaten against the Aggies in their all-time series.

OPSU was held to a .065 hitting percentage but several Aggies were still able to make an impact on the game. Junior hitter Brittany Dubberstein had a big game bringing in 5 kills, 6 digs, and 2 solo blocks scoring 7 points for the Aggies; senior Missy Marshall was second in scoring with 5 points. Sophomore Samantha McCay contributed 5 total digs and freshman libero Nicole Fournier finished with 3. Freshman setter Skylar Mayeux went to work contributing 13 assist, while junior hitter Sarah Koster helped out with one service ace.

The Aggies continue their Arkansas tour with a tri-match this afternoon at Henderson State. The team will play Oachita Baptist at 4 p.m. followed by a match versus Henderson State at 6 p.m. Dallas, Texas will be the last stop on the road trip as the Aggies take on conference foe Dallas Baptist on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 12 p.m.