Bearkat volleyball falls in three sets to Rice University
Published: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2012 01:09
The Lady Bearkat volleyball team lost in three sets against Rice University in Houston during a non-conference match Tuesday 15-25, 21-25 and 21-25.
The Bearkats battled in a back and forth dual resulting in the first set being tied nine times with four lead changes. Sam Houston had last minute life in a final match by tying the score seven times with two lead changes but fell to the Lady Owls in three matches.
Sophomore Deven Wells-Gibson led Sam Houston with 13 kills with 31 attempts while senior outside hitter Kendal Cleveland contributed with eight kills and Carling Urban and Kim Black assisted with six kills each.
Out of the 35 of Sam Houston’s kills, junior setter Tayler Gray assisted with 30, as well as having 15 digs. Senior libero Jamie Haas was credited with 14 digs.
Next week the lady Bearkats travel to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl Invitational hosted by Tulane University to continue their volleyball action with an eight-game road swing Friday and Saturday and will face Mississippi State, Pittsburg and Tulane.
The next home stand is Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum with their first conference game against Southland Conference newcomers Oral Roberts University.
Students can present a valid SHSU Student I.D. between gates 25 and 26 and visitors can purchase their tickets online at www.gobearkats.com or call the ticket office at 936-294-1729.