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A-State Defeats ULM in straight sets

November 9, 2018

MONROE, La. (11/9/18) – The Arkansas State volleyball team defeated ULM in straight sets (25-21, 29-27, 25-19) Friday night at Fant Ewing coliseum.

With the win, the Red Wolves advance to 17-11 overall and 9-6 in Sun Belt action, while the Warhawks dropped to 11-18 overall and 3-12 in the league.

“Our girls fought hard tonight and we’re happy to get that win,” Said A-State head coach David Rehr. “The win helps improve overall standing for the conference tournament next week. We’re glad to celebrate this win and also celebrate Carlisa for her record-breaking career.”

Carlisa May led the A-State offense with a double-double of 24 kills and 11 digs, while also becoming A-State’s all-time kill leader with 1,794 kills on her career. The record was set by Margie Kolat in 1991-94, who had 1,789.

Ellie Watkins posted a game-high 33 assists while Kenzie Fields paced the Red Wolves defense with 12 digs.

The Red Wolves raced out to an early 3-1 advantage on back-to-back kills by Carlisa May in the first set. However, the Warhawks rallied when they tied the match at 7-7 on attacks errors by A-State. ULM extended its lead 11-8 when they went on a 4-0 scoring run led by Worley to force an A-State timeout.

Out of the timeout, the Red Wolves rallied on back-to-back service aces by May to tie the match at 14-14. A-State showed a sense of urgency when they took an 18-16 advantage over the Warhawks on a kill by Madison Turner to force a Warhawks timeout. The Red Wolves continued to push their advantage when they took the set 25-21.

In the second set, the home team took a 10-9 advantage over the Red Wolves on three service errors. But the Red Wolves rallied on back-to-back kills by May to tie the set at 17-17.  A-State showed resilience when they went up 23-22. A-State went on to take the set 29-27 on a kill by May.

The Red Wolves climbed from a 9-4 depict in the third when they rallied on a 6-2 scoring run to pull within 13-11. ULM couldn’t find an answer for the high-powered A-State offense when the Red Wolves pushed their advantage to 16-11. A-State took the set 25-19 on a kill by Turner.

The Red Wolves return to action Sunday when they face Louisiana at Earl K. Long Gym. The first serve is set for noon.

Fans can follow the team on Twitter (@AStateVB) and Instagram (astatevb) along with liking the Arkansas State University Volleyball page on Facebook for the latest news and updates regarding the team.

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