Cameron sweeps MSU, Gillean hits 17 kills in perfect game

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Krista Pylant
Sports Editor

The Cameron volleyball team swept Midwestern State (25-17, 25-20, 25-13) in straight sets on Oct. 30, marking the first time since 2006 that the Aggies have defeated the Mustangs on the road.
CU moved to 15-6 overall and 6-6 in Lone Star Conference action.
Freshman Jenna Gillean had a perfect game with 17 kills and no errors and recorded 20 straight kills without an error in CU’s 2-0 week.
Gillen’s performance earned her Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week after she recorded 35 kills in two matches, averaging 4.38 kills per set.
Freshman Tori Luckenbill attained her ninth career double-double after contributing 31 assists and 12 digs for the Aggies.
Overall, Cameron ended the match with 46 kills, a .319 attacking percentage and 61 digs, while MSU had 38 kills, a .157 hitting percentage, and 52 digs.
The Aggies jumped to a 0-4 start to begin the first set. Cameron retained its lead, going on a seven point run late in the set to put it further out of reach, 21-12.
The Black and Gold took set one, 17-25, paced by six kills from Gillean to total 14 CU kills. Cameron ended set one with a .250 attacking percentage compared to the Mustangs’ .150 hitting clip.
The second set was tightly contested with eight ties and four lead changes.
Cameron gained the advantage off a 2-2 tie and led early on, but MSU knotted the set at 15. The set tied four more times as both sides traded points until the score knotted for a final time at 20.
Cameron scored five consecutive points to retire the set with a win, 25-20.
Set three was all Cameron as the Aggies went on to win it, 25-13, propelled by 16 kills versus MSU’s nine. The Aggies also boasted a .342 hitting clip while holding the Mustangs to a .026 attacking percentage.
Meghan Bettis led Midwestern State (5-21) with 15 kills.
Cameron will remain on the road for their next two matches as they will take on Texas Woman’s on Nov. 6 and Texas A&M-Commerce the following day on Nov. 7.
The TWU game will be a revenge match for the Aggies, as the Pioneers tarnished Cameron’s 13-0 season opening record on Oct. 3, defeating the Aggies 3-1. Against Texas Woman’s the Aggies trail the series 25-28 and are 9-15 in Denton.
The Aggies have dropped their last six matches in Denton with the last win occurring in 2006. The Pioneers currently sit in third place in LSC standings.
In their last match-up with the Aggies on Oct. 2 Cameron swept Texas A&M-Commerce after errors plagued the Lions as they ended the match with a .090 attacking percentage compared to CU’s .270 hitting clip.
The Aggies hold a slight edge over the Lions, leading the series 25-23 but are at an even 10-10 on the road.


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