Zias drop LSC volleyball opener

CNJ staff

At Wichita Falls, Texas, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team managed small leads in each game, but Midwestern State eventually pulled away to take a 25-17, 25-21, 25-16 win over the Zias on Tuesday night in the Lone Star Conference opener for both squads.

Junior Tarrah Sweet’s ace gave the Zias a quick lead in the first set, but it was all Mustangs after that. MSU (4-1) went on an 18-10 run to take control and quickly closed it out for a 1-0 lead.

Midway through the second game, ENMU (1-4) held a 16-14 lead before committing four consecutive attack errors. In the third game, ENMU managed a 7-5 lead on a kill by Kristen Beck, and pulled even 10-10 on a kill by Amber Durand before the Mustangs scored 10 of the next 14 points to take control.

Caitlin Wallace had a match-high 10 kills for the Mustangs, while junior outside hitter Evelyn Escobar notched eight kills for the Zias.