November 15, 2008

VOLLEYBALL CLOSES SEASON WITH 3-0 LOSS TO TEXAS STATE

San Marcos -- The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi volleyball team closed out their season against Texas State on Saturday night with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-13) loss in Southland Conference action.

The Islanders finish the season at 4-22 overall, 2-14 in SLC matches. The Bobcats finish the regular season 21-13 overall, 14-2 in SLC action.

In the first set, the Islanders scored first on a Molly McCabe service ace and extended the lead to 3-0. The Islanders were able to hang on to the lead until the Bobcats evened up the score at 7-7.

After the Islanders took back the lead at 8-7, the Bobcats scored four-straight points to take an 11-8 lead and extended their lead to 18-11. From that point on, the Islanders were able to outscore the Bobcats 8-7 over the next 15 points but it would not be enough as Texas State would take a 25-19 set win.

In the second set, an Amber Benjamin kill put the Islanders on the board first at 1-0. After the Bobcats took the lead, a Whitney Wehring kill gave the Islanders a 3-3 tie.

Texas State scored the next five points to take an 8-5 lead and take control of the set. The Islanders were able to close the gap to 13-12 following another Benjamin kill.

The two teams battled late into the set, with the Islanders able to pull within one at 22-21, but they were never able to get any closer. The Bobcats scored the final three points to take a 25-21 set win and a 2-0 set lead in the match.

The Bobcats took the early lead in the third set and never looked back. After taking an early 3-0 lead on the Islanders, the Bobcats outscored the Islanders 7-3 over the next 10 points to extend their lead to seven at 10-3.

The lead was extended to as many as 12 in the match, with the Bobcats taking a 20-8 lead before taking a 25-13 set victory and a 3-0 match win.

The Islanders were led offensively by Lauren Paslay and Jessica Korda with nine kills each. McCabe led the Islanders with 12 assists while Jessica Jennett reached double digits as well with 10 assists. Kandyce Nielson led the Islanders with 12 digs in the match with Paslay adding another 10.