Aggies suffer 3-0 defeat to Pioneers

For Immediate Release

November 15, 2019

Cameron University Athletics

Kenton Means – Sports Information Director

DENTON, Texas – The Cameron volleyball team fell in three sets to Texas Woman’s on Friday night, leaving a crucial battle with Midwestern State left on their regular season schedule.

With both CU and Midwestern State losing on Friday night, the matchup in Wichita Falls on Saturday is for a spot in the Lone Star Conference tournament, which will kick off on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The Aggies are 1-8 against LSC division opponents, while MSU is 2-7. If CU wins on Saturday, the two teams would be tied, with Cameron holding the tiebreaker by winning the season series against the Mustangs.

Against the Pioneers on Friday night, Cameron hit just .131 in the 3-0 loss, tallying just one service ace and no blocks in the contest. Their opposition had an impressive eight aces to go along with 12 total blocks and a .318 hitting percentage.

Arianna Navaratte and Walia Franklin led the Black and Gold with seven kills each, with the freshman Navarrete hitting an efficient .368 on the attack. Setters Desiree Marmolejo and Katherine Manning each had 12 assists, while Sarah Wright led CU with nine digs.

Cameron led early in the first set 10-6 thanks to a trio of kills by Riana Blount. TWU used a 5-1 run to tie the score at 11 and then closed out the frame on a 14-3 stretch to win 25-14.

In set two, it was the Aggies who came back from an early deficit to tie the score at 11-all. The Pioneers answered CU two points to one in the next few plays and they closed out the set on a 5-0 run to win 25-16 and take a 2-0 lead in the match.

The two teams battled back and forth in the final frame, as a late 4-0 stretch by Texas Woman’s that would give them a 21-19 lead over the Black and Gold. CU answered with a two straight to tie the set at 21, and then matched a TWU kill with one by Wright to knot the score at 22 points. But like the previous sets, the home team was able to mount a rally in the final points to win 25-22 and take the match.

Cameron’s sixth straight loss drops them to 6-22 on the year and 2-15 against LSC foes. Their must-win match against the Mustangs will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, with live stats and video available for the match.

Kenton Means
Sports Information Director
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