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Volleyball stumbles on the road, remains atop SBC West division

Submitted by Clayborn Waters on October 18, 2012 – 1:45 pmNo Comment

The UALR volleyball team lost its  second straight conference matchup by losing to Louisiana-Lafayette on Oct. 13 at Lafayette.

With the loss, the Trojans fell to 5-2 in Sun Belt Conference play and 9-10 on the season.

UALR lost to the ULL 3-0 (25-18, 29-27, 25-20).

Edina Begic led UALR in double-doubles with 12 kills and 13 digs. Eva Xie added nine kills in the loss. Danielle Souza Moura finished with 10 digs in the match and Marleen De Zoete had 32 assists for the Trojans.

Last week, UALR escaped in a 3-1 victory over South Alabama on Oct. 5 and lost its first SBC game to Troy (3-1) on Oct. 6 at the Jack Stephens Center.

UALR won the first two sets, (25-23, 25-21) but South Alabama came back to win the third set (25-12). In the last set, UALR came out with a 25-19 win after a kill Begic, who finished in double-figures of 16 kills and 11 digs in the win.

Sophomore Middle Blocker Adisa Hodzic had 13 kills and senior Outside Hitter Eva Xie added 12. Senior defensive specialist Emily Pepperman led the the team with 16 digs followed by Souza Moura’s 15 digs. Sophomore De Zoete led UALR in the assists category with 44.

Begic led UALR with 25 kills and nine digs, but it wasn’t enough as the team lost its first SBC game to Troy.

Against Troy, UALR dropped the first set (25-20) and won the second set (25-16), but inthe last two sets, the Trojans fell 25-18 and 25-14 and lost 3-1.

Xie followed Begic with 17 kills in the losing effort. Souza Moura chipped in with eight kills to go along with her 13 digs. Allison Wyatt led the Lady Trojans with a game-high 18 digs.


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