Cameron swept by No. 11 TSU
October 27, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Aggie volleyball team was swept in three sets for the second match in a row, falling to No. 11 Tarleton State 25-14, 25-12, 25-18.
Cameron never got going offensively, hitting .135 with 27 kills, while the TexAnns had 51 kills on a .362 clip. CU matched their opposition with four blocks each, but TSU owned the advantage at the service line, totaling six aces compared to the Black and Gold’s none.
Brandy Carr led CU with eight kills on an efficient .412 attack percentage, with Shantalle Demirjian chipped in six kills and Ashleigh McFatridge had five. Katherine Manning had a solid match at the setter position, recording 21 assists and five digs, while Brittnee Altic led the team with 10 digs and at the net, Carr and McFatridge led CU with three blocks each.
Tarleton State showed why they are the top team in the Lone Star Conference early, opening up to a 9-3 lead in set one thanks to a 5-0 run. They continued that strong play and won the first 25-14.
The TexAnns kept their attack going into set two, opening up the frame with a 6-1 lead. They then used rallies of six and five points to build up their lead and win 25-12.
Cameron showed some fight in the third set, battling back and forth with the No. 11 TexAnns through the first half of the match, taking a 15-14 lead on a kill by McFatridge. From there, Tarleton scored seven straight and went on to close out the set 25-18.
Amber Strange and Tayanna Tuialii-Umi led the way for TSU, recording 10 kills each, while Blanca Izqueirdo and Kayla Brannon combined for 40 assists and Adrianna Knutson had a match-high 21 digs.
The Aggies have now lost four straight, and are 3-25 overall this season and 1-17 in LSC contests. Tarleton State now moves to 26-2 and 18-0 in LSC play, while clinching the conference regular season title with the win.
Cameron will next host rival MSU Texas for their final home match of the 2018 season on Tuesday, Oct. 30 beginning at 5:30 p.m.