SAN MARCOS, Texas (10/28/22) – A high-powered offense was tough to overcome for the Arkansas State volleyball team, which dropped a 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-11) decision to Texas State Friday night at Strahan Arena.
The Bobcats (17-6, 9-2) hit a blistering .446 while holding the Red Wolves (5-18, 0-11) to just a .112 mark.
Macey Putt led A-State with nine kills on 25 attacks, registering a .240 attack percentage. Lauren Musante handed out a dozen assists while Sarah Martinez led all players with 11 digs and served the lone ace of the night for the Scarlet and Black.
Arkansas State battled with Texas State in a back-and-forth opening set that saw nine ties and four lead changes. After A-State led 11-10 on a Putt kill, the Bobcats relied upon a 6-1 run capped by one of Janell Fitzgerald’s match-high 14 kills to lead 16-12. The Red Wolves pulled within two at 17-15, but Texas State closed the set on a 7-1 run to take a 1-0 lead in the match.
Texas State surged out of the gate to take the first six points of the second set before A-State rallied to cut the deficit to two when a kill by Kyla Wiersema made it 13-11. The Bobcats expanded their lead out to 20-13 with a 6-1 scoring stretch before the Red Wolves closed the gap down to four, trailing 20-16. A kill by Caitlan Buettner gave the hosts set point with a 24-18 lead, but A-State saved three set points to make it 24-21 before a service error clinched the set. The Bobcats remained in control in the third set, leading by as much as 15 and taking the match with a 25-11 mark in the final frame.
The Red Wolves concludes its four-match road swing Saturday afternoon against the Bobcats. First serve inside Strahan Arena is slated for 1 p.m. CT and the match will air live on ESPN+.
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