CU Woes Continue in Weekend Road Sweep
Aggie volleyball dropped a pair of weekend road games against in-conference opponents as they headed into the final stretch of the season.
Cameron fell in straight sets to No. 10 Angelo State (25-15, 25-18, 25-11) on Nov. 4 in San Angelo, Texas.
The Rambelles began the match with an 8-1 run, conceding their lone point on a service error. ASU posted a .459 hitting clip in a 25-15 opening set win.
Angelo took that momentum into the second frame, powering 22 kills over Cameron. The Aggies saw two early one-point leads twice. But the Rambelles pulled ahead of a 4-4 tiewith three straight kills and an ace to inch away and eventually take the 25-18 victory.
ASU would continue their offensive attack in the third set to capture the match 25-11.
Cameron recorded 23 kills, less than half of ASU’s 58. Mallory Blauser who notched 16 kills to lead the Rambelles.
Sophomore Jenna Gillean led CU with 12 kills. Brittany Lawson contributed a team-high 10 digs, and Shelby Mench paced the team with 18 assists.
The Aggies lost their next match in straight sets (25-11, 25-20, 25-15), falling to Tarleton State on Nov. 5 in Stephenville, Texas.
TSU began the match with a 6-0 start, climbing away from the Black and Gold early on. Another late run of seven helped the TexAnns reach set point. Cameron fended off a set loss for two plays, notching points off a kill and TSU error.
An Abby Mackey kill clinched the set 25-11 for the TexAnns, with Cameron’s offense posting seven kills and countering them with seven errors.
The Aggies grabbed an early lead in the second set, persevering through six TexAnn ties until TSU broke away on a 9-1 run, conceding one attack error to hold an 18-10 advantage. Cameron would come as close as four points, but Tartleton held on for the 25-20 win.
Leading 21-15 in the third set, TSU chained four straight points for the 25-15 set and match victory.
The TexAnns outmatched the Aggies at the net with 47 kills, nine blocks and seven aces. Cameron recorded 29 kills, two blocks and one ace.
Gillean led the Ags with 11 kills. Shelby Pohlmeyer added 18 assists to lead the team, while Katrina Campbell finished with a team-high 14 digs.
Hailey Roberts led the TexAnns with 18 kills.
TSU advanced to 22-5 overall, 14-4 in the Lone Star Conference. Cameron dropped to 3-24 (1-17) heading into the final two games of the season.