Volleyball splits last two home games
The UALR volleyball team played their last two home games of the season this past weekend, taking on University of Louisiana at Monroe on Friday, Oct. 28, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Sunday, Oct. 30.
The Trojans gave their fans a thrilling comeback victory on Friday night, beating the University of Louisiana at Monroe 3-2..
In the first set, the Trojans were lackadaisical on offense, with 8 kills out of 35 attempts. They also had nine errors in the set.
The second set brought better focus, and the Trojans took the set 25-22 on a kill by freshman Edina Begic.
ULM dominated the third set, holding UALR to just 16 points, and putting the Trojans in a two set to one hole.
The fourth set was back and forth for the most part before the Trojans were able to swing the momentum in their favor and reel off four straight points, winning the set 25-21
The Trojans had a shaky start to the fifth set and got down 5-1 early, but they battled back and won it 15-13.
Begic led the Trojans with 26 kills and 18 digs, recording her tenth double-double this season.
Against ULL, the Trojans got off to a great start, dominating the first set and taking it 25-13. Begic led the way with seven kills.
The second set was a back and forth marathon that saw the score tied 29 times. While the Trojans battled back from several set points, they weren’t able to get over the hump and eventually lost the set 39-37.
UALR clawed out a victory in the third set 27-25, led by junior Emily Pepperman, who had 6 digs in the set.
Unfortunately they couldn’t carry the momentum forward and found themselves behind 17-10 at one point in the fourth set. They had only 10 kills for the set out of 41 chances and were never really able to bounce back, losing the set 25-14.
In the fifth and final set, the Trojans found themselves tied 7-7 before ULM went on a 7-0 run, to go up 14-7. They lost the match 15-8.
The Trojans have four matches left before the Sun Belt Tournament. They begin the four-game stretch on the road at Denver on Friday, Nov. 4.