Volleyball SLC Play Starts Thursday
September 23, 2009
Texas State prepares for Southland Conference action as it returns home to host A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:30pm at Strahan Coliseum. The Bobcats rank in the Top 20 in the nation in attendance, after four weeks of play.
The Bobcats are on a two-match win streak with recent victories over William & Mary and Syracuse. The victories improve Texas State’s record to 6-9, with conference play starting on Thursday. Jessica Weynand leads the Bobcats with 172 kills (3.37 per set).
Tomorrow night’s match will be the 10th overall meeting between the two teams, with the Bobcats winning every match. Texas State beat the Islanders 3-0 in the last regular season match of the season and will play them in the first league match of this season.
The Islanders (6-8) are coming off a 3-0 win over Alcorn State. A&M-Corpus Christi is being led by Emma Ridley, who has tallied 191 kills (3.98 per set) and setter Courtney Wypisznyski with 438 assists.
The Bobcats will end the week on Saturday, Sept. 26 versus UTSA in the I-35 Rivalry match on legacy weekend.
Texas State will have its Dig Pink match on Friday, Oct. 9, versus UT Arlington. Donation items for the auction are still needed. Please contact Associate Head Coach Tracy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for drop off information.
*After four weeks of play, Texas State ranks in the Top 5 of the Southland Conference in hitting percentage (.180), assists (11.87 per set), kills (12.57 per set) and digs (15.38 per set).
* Jessica Weynand became the 15th Bobcat to surpass the 1,000 kill mark as the senior outside hitter from Brenham, Texas recorded 19 kills on Sept. 19 in a 3-1 win over Syracuse to end the match with 1,005 career kills. Weynand also ranks fourth in the SLC with an average of 3.37.
*Amber Calhoun ranks second in the league in hitting percentage with an average of .333.
*Brittany Collins ranks eighth in the SLC in service aces averaging 0.36 per set. She has recorded two double-doubles so far this season.
*Six different Bobcats have recorded at least one double-double this season. Weynand leads the way with five, while Collins has Collins. Middleton, Irvin and Melinda Cave are all tied with two apiece, while Caleigh McCorquodale has one.