TexAnn Volleyball claims victory against West Texas A&M in three set game
By Shelby Hilton—
The TexAnns began Family Weekend with a sweep against West Texas A&M University on Friday night. The set turned into a back and forth showdown against West Texas but an error from the Lady Buffs opened the floor for the TexAnns as they quickly took the lead and finished the set with a kill by Jordyn Keamo.
Keamo dominated the court by making history tonight as the first Tarleton State University player to achieve a triple-double in a single game. In the final point of the second set, Keamo sent the crowd into a roaring frenzy with the help of her teammates Adrianna Knutson and Michaela Rodriguez, who set her up for a set-ending attack on the line of the opposing side.
Alongside Keamo was Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week, Hailey Roberts, who led the court in back-to-back kills against the Lady Buffs, inching her closer to surpassing the Lone Star Conference record of 2,404 career kills.
The TexAnns led the game in kills with 42 total kills, while the Lady Buffs achieved a total of 30.
The Lady Buffs managed to pull the score in close to the TexAnns but a successful block by Hannah McManus quickly gained Tarleton the lead. WT falls further behind and Blanca Izquierdo clinches the set with an ace.
As the game drew closer to an end, the crowd stood up in suspense as Adriana Daarthuy delivered the game-winning kill against the Lady Buffs, ending the game in a sweep.
The TexAnns led West Texas A&M in kills, aces and digs while achieving an overall hit percentage of of .292%. Keamo and Roberts scored double digit kills along with Knutson in digs and Izquierdo in assists.
The TexAnns are scheduled to play again September 23rd at 2 p.m. against UT Permian Basin at Wisdom Gym.