Saints volleyball dominate Louisiana Christian in conference sweep

The volleyball team swept Louisiana Christian University (LCU) in the Red River Athletic Conference two-day series.  OLLU is 14-11 overall and 11-1 in conference, while the Wildcats are 12-8 overall and 7-7 in conference.

Oct. 20

The Saints took charge in the first set from the beginning as they went up 6-3. The Wildcats fought back to tie 8-8, and then took turns leading with the Saints until OLLU took back the momentum at 20-18. The Saints finished the set with a kill from Mia Dorsey to win 25-20.

In the second set, the Saints once again led for the first part until the Wildcats tied the game at 11. They took the lead at 16-15, but the Saints regrouped to take back the lead at 17-16, limiting the Wildcats to one more point, while the Saints won 25-17.

The third was completely dominated by the Saints. Tory Rodriguez served to three points, Mia Francis served to four points, Julissa Casas served to three points and Mia Dorsey served to nine points to win the set 25-13 and the match 3-0.

Oct. 21

The Wildcats took the early lead in the first set going up 7-2 before Mia Dorsey scored. That point propelled the Saints to come back to take over the lead at 9-8. The teams tied at 11, 12, 13, 14 and 17 before the Saints held onto the lead from 18-17 on to win 25-19.

The Saints led early, but the teams got into a battle with five, six, 11, 13, 14 and 16 ties. Mia Francis served an ace to give the Saints the 17-16 lead. She went on to score six points. Kills from Camila Ramirez and Mia Dorsey ended the set with the 25-19 win.

The Saints dominated the final set as they maintained the lead from the beginning. Back-to-back kills from Camila Ramirez ended the set with the 25-21 win.