The ‘Roo volleyball team completed a weekend sweep at the Austin College Classic, topping Rust College 3-0 and battling to a 3-2 win over Linfield College to finish the tournament with a 4-0 record. The ‘Roos are now 5-0 overall this season with the two wins.
Austin College opened up the day cruising past Rust by scores of 25-9, 25-13, 25-7, with the ‘Roos boasting a .367 team hitting percentage in the match. Four different players had six kills each in the match, including Shelby Stipp, Kristen Massey, Dakota Jeffcoat, and Lauren Hagge. Katie Ingle had nine assists and Lauren Wulz added eight to lead the ‘Roo offense, and Stipp and Morgan Anderson each had three digs to pace Austin College defensively.
The ‘Roos closed out the night with a back and forth match against Linfield, falling 25-20 in the opening set before winning 25-22 in set two. Linfield took the third set 25-23 but the ‘Roos caught fire in the fourth set, winning 25-13. In the decisive fifth set, the two teams were square at nine points apiece before Austin College tallied four straight to go ahead 13-10 and the ‘Roos would hang on for a 15-13 win to take the match.
Rebekah Bowden had 10 kills and five block assists to lead the ‘Roos, while Presleigh Watson had nine kills and 11 total blocks in the match. Ingle finished with 22 assists, and Madi McVay finished with seven kills and a team-best 16 digs. Wulz added 16 assists and Reygan Holloman had eight kills and six block assists.
Bowden was named to the All-Tournament team for her outstanding play over the course of the weekend.
Austin College Classic All-Tournament Team
Rebekah Bowden MB Austin College
Hailey Lawson OH Centenary College
Jamie Talbo S Linfield College
Clara Baumann OH Macalester College
Bethany Holub OH McMurry University
Josy Chapman S Rust College
Alyssa Chapman OH Schreiner University
Candice Hugi OH Sul Ross State University
Carlie Childres MB Texas Lutheran University