Belles remain untouched on home court for the season

ASU volleyball leaves WNMU with negative hitting percentage

By Rosanna Aguilera
On October 12, 2018

Photo by Axel Marcenaro: Anna Graham, junior, leaps to hit a ball set by Meghan Parker, junior. Graham totaled 16 kills against Western New Mexico University.

The Belle volleyball team earned two more Lone Star Conference wins this weekend on Oct. 5 and 6, remaining undefeated at home.

In Friday’s game, ASU crushed Western New Mexico University 3-0; the sets ended 25-12, 25-23 and 25-18. The team now has an overall record of 15-4 and a LSC record of 8-1.

ASU’s opening set kept a team hitting percentage of .400 and held WNMU to a negative percentage.

The second and third sets were closer in score, but the Belles still managed to pull out the wins.

Junior middle blocker Anna Graham led the Belles offensively. She posted 16 kills on 27 attempts with only three errors for a hitting percentage of .481.

Graham also added five digs and three blocks on the night.

Sophomore Baleigh Allen had nine kills on 16 attempts with only one error for a hitting percentage of .500.

Junior Sundara Chinn led the team defensively along with three other players, all of whom had double digit digs. Chinn had 12, while freshmen Morgan Preston, Chloe Robinson and Makenna Hanssen had 11 each.

Chinn also posted seven kills and four blocks.

Junior setter Meghan Parker contributed 35 assists and four digs without any errors.

In Saturday’s game, the team beat UT Permian Basin 3-0, moving them to 9-1 in the LSC play and 16-4 overall.

The sets ended 25-18, 25-20 and 25-14.

The Belles had a 15-3 lead in the first set and continued to pull ahead, winning the match.

In the second set, the Falcons began with a 4-0 lead, but the Belles began to score, passing them and winning the set.

In the third set, ASU hit .375 and held UTPB to a hitting percentage of .000.

Overall, the Belles hit .304 and held the Falcons to a percentage of .082.

Graham led the team offensively once again with 11 kills on a .421 hitting percentage. Chinn also posted a double double with 10 kills and 11 digs on a .409 hitting percentage. Senior Audrey Fragniere also had nine kills in the match.

Defensively, Parker, Robinson and junior Eadara Files had 26 digs combined. Allen led the team with three blocks and had six kills on a .417 hitting percentage.

The Belles will be back in the Junell Center on Oct. 17, 19, 20, 26 and 27. Oct. 27 will be the team’s last home match starting at 12 p.m.

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