Belles sweep season series against ENMU

Tarleton State gives ASU first home loss of the season

By Rosanna Aguilera
On October 26, 2018

Photo by Ian Saint: Eadara Files tosses the ball high as she set up a serve against Tarleton State.

The Belles ended their winning streak on home turf with a loss to Tarleton State University on Wednesday, Oct. 17; ASU lost to TSU 0-3.

ASU was outhit every set and hit only .150 overall, while Tarleton hit .227.

Junior Makenzie Griffin led the team offensively with 10 kills on 22 attempts.

Junior Sundara Chinn had nine kills; senior Audrey Fragniere had eight.

Sophomore Baleigh Allen and freshman Sophia Berg each had six kills.

Freshman Chloe Robinson led the team defensively with 13 digs in the match. Berg also had four blocks.

Junior setter Meghan Parker led the Belles with 27 assists and two service aces in the game with eight digs.

On Oct. 19 the Belles defeated West Texas A&M University 3-2; this was the first time the Belles have swept WT since 2015.

The Belles outhit the Lady Buffs .261 to .043 in the match.

Allen posted 17 kills on 29 attempts for a hitting percentage of .552.

Fragniere and Chinn also posted double digits with 13 and 10 kills.

The Belles had three players record at least 20 digs, led by Chinn with 27, Robinson with 23 and Parker with 20.

Allen received the first double double of her Belle career with 11 blocks.

On Oct. 20, ASU shut out Eastern New Mexico University 3-0 and swept the season series.

After this win, the Belles are 19-7 on the season and have a Lone Star Conference record of 12-4.

The Belles held ENMU to a negative hitting percentage in the first set. In the second set they held them to a percentage of .116 and .051 in the third, while ASU hit .448.

Berg led the team offensively and set a career high of 12 kills on a .588 hitting percentage.

"I am working a lot on seeing the block and just playing so many games and working harder in practice, and as the season is coming to a close I am gaining more confidence," Berg said.

Freshman Makenna Hanssen had 18 digs, leading the Belles, while Robinson and Chinn each had 13 and Parker had eight.

The Belles will play their last two home matches on Oct. 26 and 27 starting at 7 and 12 p.m. in the Junell Center.

"We have four more matches, and we need to win all four heading into the conference tournament for regional reasons," Head Coach Chuck Waddington said.

The regional tournament will begin on Nov. 15–17.

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