Belles defeat two teams at home

Belles volleyball beat Mustangs and Pioneers

By Ashley Rodriguez
On November 8, 2019

Photo by Ian Saint: Makenzie Griffin, senior, spikes the ball past two defenders. ASU took a 3-0 win over Midwestern State University.

The ASU Belles volleyball team on Nov. 1-2 swept two teams to remain undefeated at home.

In Friday’s game, the Belles competed against the Midwest­ern State University Mustangs and won with a score of 3-0. In the first set, the Belles had a 4-1 lead against the Mustangs and senior Haley Coulter served for ASU. Sophomore Morgan Preston in­creased ASU’s lead to a score of 11-5. Senior Sundara Chinn helped to bring the score to 22-11 with a service ace and sophomore Kailyn Gilbreath scored a kill. Senior Makenzie Griffin and Gilbreath end­ed the first set for the Belles with a score of 25-13.

In the second set, the Belles came back strong and took the lead once again with serves from Coulter. Both Griffin and Gil­breath continued to push the lead for the Belles and brought the score to 10-4.

Going into the third set, the Belles had a slow start as both teams fought for points. Junior Lindsey Ledyard helped the Belles take the lead with a score of 8-4. ASU would go on to win the match 25-11.

The Belles then faced the Texas Woman’s Universi­ty Pioneers on Saturday, Nov. 2. ASU would defeat TWU, 3-0. The Belles had a slow start as the Pioneers took an ear­ly lead, but Preston helped the Belles tie the game at 7-7. Sophomore Sophia Berg helped the Belles further the lead over the Pioneers.

In the second set, the Belles were going back and forth with the Pioneers for points with ASU ending the set in the lead, 25-18.

Moving forward to the third set, Gilbreath and Coulter scored kills to give ASU the lead. The Belles would main­tain the lead for the rest of the set and ended the match with a score of 25-18.

The Belles’ next home game will see them face off against Tarleton State University on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ste­phens Arena.

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