VB: Student Princes pick up dominating victories in Texas

VB: Student Princes pick up dominating victories in Texas

RICHARDSON, Texas -- The Heidelberg University volleyball team set the record straight on day two of the UT-Dallas Labor Day Tournament in dominating fashion by picking up their first two wins of the season in the Lone Star State.

The Student Princes swept the day by defeating Letourneau University in three sets by a score of 25-20, 25-23, 25-18 and downing Texas-Lutheran University in straight sets 26-24, 25-17, 25-19. With the two victories, The Berg improved to 2-2 on the season.

GAME ONE

HU made quick work of the Yellow Jackets by taking all three sets in game one. Taylor Valentine paced the Berg hitters with 11 kills while Jordann Gudorf hit an impressive .438 over the course of the match en route to seven kills of her own.

Sophomore Alyssa Edmond and junior Ashley Hasselbach split the setting duties vs. LU. Edmond set up 19 assists while Hasselbach contributed 10 assists.

Defensively, Taylor Arbogast led the back row with 23 digs to keep the Yellow Jackets' overall hitting percentage to .063. The front row contributed six total team blocks with a combined effort from Amy Feczer, Morgan Strenk, Alyssa Crusey, Valentine and Gudorf.

The Student Princes set out to prove a point in game one by maintaining control of the lead for the duration of the match.

GAME TWO

The Student Princes dominated game two, again sweeping away their opponent. After a slow start in set one, HU established control on the match with a comeback to end the first set. Once taking the first set, they never looked back leading the duration of sets two and three en route to the complete sweep.

Strenk led the offense with 13 kills while hitting a .440 clip. Crusey chipped in with 10 kills of her own. Edmond and Hasselbach again split the setting duties. Edmond finished with 21 assists, marking a new career high. Hasselbach put up 15 assists for her own career high.

On the defensive end, Arbogast led a trio of back-line players with double-digit digs with 16. Valentine and Hasselbach chipped in with 11 and 10 respectively. Again the efforts of the Heidelberg block and strong back row forced the Bulldogs into a .086 hitting percentage in game two.

UP NEXT

Heidelberg will return to the court on Tuesday, September 4 at 7pm when they welcome Ohio Wesleyan University to Seiberling Gymnasium for an important inter-region contest.