Schreiner Evens ASC Record With 3-0 Win Over HPU
KERRVILLE, TX --
Volleyball rallied to beat Howard Payne in each of the final two
sets to score a 3-0 win and evened their ASC record at 1-1.
The Mountaineers dominated the first set, 25-14 but had much more
trouble with the Yellow Jackets (0-2 in ASC) in the next two
SU outscored HPU 13-6 after establishing a 12-8 early lead in set one. In set two, Schreiner fell behind 15-18. On that play, freshman Ashley Lyles dove after a ball and hit her head against the bleachers. The extra effort inspired her and her teammates to a 7-2 run. The final point in the run was key as both teams volleyed back and forth. Sophomore Jamie Burns actually deflected a shot off her face and kept it in play and SU eventually won the point, igniting the crowd. Schreiner took advantage of a late HPU service error and won 25-22.
In set #3, SU led early, 8-5 bit saw the visitors take a 16-11 lead. SU scored six of the next seven points and it was 17-all. SU fell behind 21-19. Lyles again came up big with two kills to even the match at 22-each. Sophomore Brittney Church's kill made it 23-22. After a Schreiner service error made it 24-23 with the crowd on it's feet, HPU served out of bounds to give Schreiner the 25-23 win and 3-0 sweep.
Coach Phillip White on the match: "We had a theme all week in our practice gym to make the plays we were supposed to make, individually and as a team. I thought everybody played well, it would be tough to single out anybody because we played together."
Lyles had a match-leading 12 kills. Sophomore Brittany Boyett added 8. Sophomore Jaemi Groves had 29 assists and Burns had 12 digs and Lyles had 11. Church was tops with a .385 attack percentage.
Schreiner's next match is also at Edington Center and will be on Tuesday (9/20) at 7:00 pm vs. Concordia-TX. It will be the team's final home match for one month.