CU struggles in 3-0 loss to WT

For Immediate Release

October 13, 2018

Cameron University Athletics

Kenton Means – Sports Information Director

 

LAWTON, Okla. — The Aggie volleyball team was unable to record their first Lone Star Conference win as they fell in three sets to West Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon. 

Paige Dixon led the Aggies with an efficient eight kills on 19 attacks, but CU as a team hit .000 with only 22 kills. Katherine Manning had 11 assists and five digs, while Brittnee Altic finished the match with a team-high eight digs. 

Averaging about two blocks per set on the season, Cameron did finish with seven total blocks, as Jazmin Luster led the team with four and Dixon and Brandy Carr each chipped in three.

The Lady Buffs were firing on all cylinders from the start of the match, opening up to a 9-2 lead early in set one. However, the Aggies came fighting back and, with a four point rally, tied the score at 16. After trading 2-0 runs, WT took over and closed out the set with a 7-1 stretch to win 25-19.

In set two, West Texas held the lead throughout, using multiple small runs to piece together a 25-12 win. CU struggled offensively, hitting -.240 in the set.

Cameron started out strong in the third, building their biggest lead of the day with a 6-3 start. The Lady Buffs then started getting into a rhythm and used a pair of 5-0 runs to build a 10 point lead and take the set 25-15 to sweep the Aggies in three.

Lindsey Smith and Destiny Jones led a balanced WT attack with nine kills each, while Selena Batiste had a match-high 20 assists and Chandler Vogel had 21 digs.

CU falls to 2-21 overall with the loss and is now 0-13 in LSC play. West Texas is now 14-7 on the season and 9-4 in conference matches.

Cameron will host UT Permian Basin and Western New Mexico for their next two matches next weekend, Oct. 19 and 20. 

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