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Exciting Senior Send-off for Aggie Volleyball

Released by Panhandle State Sports Information on 11/04/2017 Seniors Julia Ibarra, Kayln Moore, Gabby Cruz and Krista Dawkins are joined with family and friends along with Athletic Director Meghan Mulcahy and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Julie Dinger.-Danae Moore photoSeniors Julia Ibarra, Kayln Moore, Gabby Cruz and Krista Dawkins are joined with family and friends along with Athletic Director Meghan Mulcahy and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Julie Dinger.-Danae Moore photo

Goodwell, Okla.—Four seniors were celebrated prior to Thursday night's season finale for Panhandle State Volleyball. Julia Ibarra, Kayln Moore, Gabrielle Cruz and Krista Dawkins took the court for the final time as the Aggies took on Wayland Baptist in the final game of the regular season.

In honor of all the hard work and dedication that the four seniors put in to their college playing careers, the Aggies put in five hard-fought sets against the Pioneers. Panhandle State stuck together through a 25-21 loss in set one, and came back with two strong wins in sets two and three 25-22 and 26-24. Set four saw 11 score ties through the 24-24 mark, WBU claimed the final two points to tie the match up at 2-2. The Pioneers took a healthy 10-3 lead in set five before the Aggies battled for five straight points to pull within two points 12-10; the Pioneers finished things off with three consecutive kills to claim final victory 15-10.

Wayland Baptist clinched a spot in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament with the win, owning at 9-7 SAC record and a 17-11 season record. The Aggies fell just shy of a tournament berth, finishing with an 8-17 overall record and 5-11 within the conference.

Summer Middleton tied for the game-high in kills with WBU's Megan Sharratt, each earning points on 20 kills. The second leading hitters tied with 17 kills apiece coming from Aggie Quiara Pointdexter and Pioneer, Amber Daniel. Kendra Butler tallied 15 kills on 38 attacks for a team-high hitting percentage of .368. Butler ended her sophomore season as the fourth leading hitter in the league and sits tenth in the conference for kills; she also landed tenth in the SAC for blocks with 34 on the season and tied for fifth in service aces with a total of 25.

Senior setter Julia Ibarra led the game in assists with 60 and notched a double-double with 24 digs. Ibarra earned a fifth place slot for assists within the Sooner Athletic Conference, averaging 7.6 per set, and ties for tenth in aces with 21 on the season. Libero McKenna Clement was credited with 52 digs for a game-high and finished the season as the conference leader averaging 6.1 digs per set, for a total of 358 digs in SAC matchups.

Head Coach Matt Heffner offered positive comments on the season stating, "Our team worked really hard all season and bought into the process of getting better, and it showed the last month of the season. I'm really proud of each one of them and really happy with how the season went."

We wish our four seniors the very best as they embark on new endeavors, and thank them for exemplifying what it means to be an Aggie student athlete and for their outstanding representation of Panhandle State University.


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