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Volleyball takes down University of the Southwest in weekend series

The volleyball team defeated University of the Southwest (USW) 3-0 on Friday and Saturday. The Saints improve to 8-1 overall and are undefeated in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) at 5-0. Southwest falls to 3-5 overall and 2-2 in the RRAC.

Head Coach Scott Mattera commented on the first match, “We really looked like a machine for about 75 percent of the match. We are starting to find a very consistent level of play, but we can’t have the little lapses like we did in the third set. Overall, I was very happy with our effort.”

Mattera also addressed the second match, “USW made some solid adjustments and their ball control was better. Our serve game wasn’t quite as good today and that allowed Southwest to have some more opportunities. Kalani Ketchens (SR/San Antonio, Texas) has grasped and owned our arm swing system and it shows in her ability to hit with easy power.”

History

The Saints are 15-4 against the Mustangs.

First match vs. USW

Basics

The Saints were in control for the entire match against the Mustangs. OLLU had a hitting percentage of .475 and 46 kills. Lauren Woitena (FR/New Braunfels, Texas) recorded 13 kills and Anissa Tamez (SR/San Antonio, Texas) assisted on 28 plays. Southwest struggled with a .123 kill percentage and 13 errors.

Scoring overview against USW

Set One – OLLU 25 – USW 10
Set Two – OLLU 25 – USW 14
Set Three – OLLU 25 – USW 19

Set review

In the first set, OLLU recorded 17 kills and two errors on 26 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .577.

The Saints had 12 kills in the second set and two errors on 23 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .435.

In the third set, OLLU had 17 kills and four errors on 31 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .419.

On the offense

Overall, the Saints had 46 kills for a hitting percentage of .475. Southwest had 22 kills for a hitting percentage of .123.

Leading the way for the Saints was Woitena with 13 kills. Ketchens followed with 11 kills.

USW’s Dylann Bylund led the Mustangs with eight kills.

Serving it up

The Saints tallied eight service aces while the Mustangs recorded one.

Second match vs. USW

Basics

Southwest tested the Saints in the second match. The Mustangs tallied more total attacks and forced the Saints to commit 17 errors. Despite USW’s effort, the Saints won in straight sets again. Ketchens shined once again with 16 kills and a .400 kill percentage. Cassidy Haller (FR/Cibolo, Texas) tallied eight kills and 20 total attacks.

Scoring overview against USW

Set One – OLLU 25 – USW 20
Set Two – OLLU 25 – USW 20
Set Three – OLLU 25 – USW 15

Set review

In the first set, OLLU recorded 17 kills and six errors on 39 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .282.

The Saints had 12 kills in the second set and seven errors on 37 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .135.

In the third set, OLLU had 10 kills and four errors on 24 total attacks for a hitting percentage of .250.

On the offense

Overall, the Saints had 39 kills for a hitting percentage of .220. Southwest had 24 kills for a hitting percentage of .390.

Leading the way for the Saints was Ketchens with 16 kills. Haller followed with eight kills.

USW’s Alexia Esparza led the Mustangs with six kills.

Serving it up

The Saints tallied five service aces while the Mustangs recorded four.

What’s next

The Saints travel to Laredo, Texas, to take on NCAA D2 Texas A&M International University on March 18 at 6 p.m.

Men’s soccer falls to University of the SOuthwest

The men’s soccer team fell to University of the Southwest (USW) 3-2 on Saturday. The Saints fall to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). Southwest improves to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the RRAC.

Head Coach Shane Hurley commented, “I can’t take anything away from Southwest. Their players worked hard the entire game. While we were better in possession, Southwest did more with their chances.”

History

The Saints lead the all-time series over Southwest 11-5.

Basics

The Saints took an early lead with a goal from Mitchell Medrano (SR/Baytown, Texas) at the 24th minute. The Mustangs responded quickly with a strike from Matthew Alvarado to tie the game 11 minutes later. The Saints tallied three shots on goal and four corner kicks in the first half.

Miguel Barrera (SO/San Antonio, Texas) put the Saints ahead 2-1 only four minutes into the second half. Carlos Cabrera (SR/Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico) picked up the assist. Alvarado scored again for Southwest to tie the game at the 56th minute. The Mustangs took the lead a minute later with a goal from Luis Calvillo. Southwest held on to win 3-2. The Saints finished with six corner kicks and seven shots on goal.

Scoring overview

24′ – OLLU – Mitchell Medrano

35′ – USW – Matthew Alvarado

49′ – OLLU – Miguel Barrera

56′ – USW– Matthew Alvarado

57′ – USW – Luis Calvillo

Inside the box score

Leading the Saints’ offense was Norberto Lira (JR/Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico) and Medrano with four shots each. Alvarado led the Mustangs with seven shots.

Overall, the Saints tallied 14 shots, with seven on goal. Southwest recorded 11 shots, nine being on goal.

USW’s Khalid Abdulkhalik was shown a yellow card at the 10th minute.

What’s next

The Saints face LSU-Alexandria on the road on March 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Women’s soccer remains undefeated with victory over University of the Southwest

The women’s soccer team defeated Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) foe the University of the Southwest (USW) 1-0 in double overtime on Saturday. The Saints remain undefeated at 7-0 overall and climb to 4-0 in RRAC play. The Mustangs drop to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the RRAC.

Head Coach Arthur Salazar said, “It was a hard-fought game as expected. Southwest worked extremely hard, and we couldn’t produce as many clean looks as we had hoped. We had a handful of chances that we should have taken advantage of and didn’t. Unfortunately, our inability to put the game away continues to plague us, but the resilience the team showed today continues to be encouraging.”

History

The Saints lead the all-time series against Southwest 16-1. 

Basics

The Saints were in control of the game for most of regulation. Southwest kept up with the Saints’ pace in the first half, and both teams tallied two shots on goal. OLLU didn’t allow a corner kick by USW and took three of their own.

OLLU recorded three more corner kicks in the second half but were unable to connect for a goal. Both teams totaled nine fouls at the end of regulation, and the Mustangs drew a yellow card.

Baye Polansky (SR/Helotes, Texas) was the hero for the Saints in double overtime with a header to win the game. Jaylin Seto (JR/Houston, Texas) picked up the assist, and the Saints continued their unbeaten season.

Scoring overview

107′ – OLLU – Baye Polansky

Inside the box score

Leading the Saints’ offense was Kyleigh Spree-Kolos (FR/Victoria, Texas), with four shots. Maya Sanchez led the Mustangs with two shots.

The Saints tallied 14 shots, eight on goal. Southwest recorded six shots with two on goal.

What’s next

The Saints travel to Alexandria, La., to face LSU-Alexandria on March 18 at 12 p.m.