Aggies fall in three at Eastern New Mexico

For Immediate Release

October 12, 2018

Cameron University Athletics

Kenton Means – Sports Information Director

 

PORTALES, N.M. — Cameron University volleyball fell in three sets on Friday night when they took on Lone Star Conference foe Eastern New Mexico on the road.

CU’s offense could never get going, as they hit just .055 with only 26 kills. Brittany Lawson led the team with seven kills, while Paige Dixon chipped in six. Bailee Smith and Katherine Manning combined for 20 assists, and on defense Brittnee Altic finished with 12 digs and Brandy Carr had three blocks.

The Greyhounds were unstoppable on the attack in set one, hitting .303 with 15 kills, while the Aggies hit .111 with nine kills. They used that momentum to build up an 18-9 lead late in the set. CU then outscored Eastern 9-3 through the next few points, as an attack error by ENMU shrunk their lead over the Black and Gold to just two at 21-18. However, the home team went on to score four straight to take the set.

In the second set, Cameron battled back from multiple deficits to keep the score close, and thanks to a 5-0 run let them tie the set at 19. The two teams then traded two point rallies to set the scores at 21, but again a lack of offense with a .032 hitting percentage would cause them to struggle late and ENMU outscored the Aggies 4-1 to take set two 25-22.

Set three was much like the second to start, with Cameron battling back to get to within two points of the Greyhounds at 14-12. However, the home team then went on a 11-1 run to end the set 25-13 and the match 3-0.

For Eastern New Mexico, Jasmine Gannon has a match-high 16 kills on a .429 attack percentage, while Kaitlyn Kluna and Rae Sapiga combined for 38 assists.

CU’s losing streak now sits at 13 and their record is now 2-20 overall and 0-12 in LSC matches. The Greyhounds are now 8-12 overall and an even .500 (6-6) in league play.

The Aggies will now head to West Texas A&M for a match against the Lady Buffs Saturday at 2 p.m.

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