WAXAHACHIE, TX—The Central Christian College volleyball team fell to 0-2 on the year, dropping a match in straight sets to Southwestern Assemblies of God University, the Sooner Athletic Conference defending champs.
The Tigers seemed to get the opening season jitters out of the way the day before against Texas Wesleyan, and on Saturday against the SAGU Lions, they played much better, especially on the offensive end. They dropped the first two sets of the match by identical 25-13 scores, but bounced back in set number three to put a little pressure on the Lions. Unfortunately they ran out of time in the set, and the Lions escaped with a 25-20 win.
Offensively, the Tigers had a positive hitting percentage, coming up with 23 kills on 99 attempts and 22 attack errors. Sophomore Morgan Cook, led the Tiger attack with seven kills on 26 swings and seven errors. Right behind Cook were Rebekah Glessner, and Megan Knuth, each with five kills. Defensively, they were also more efficient than in their first match of the year. On Saturday, they came away with 37 defensive digs led by senior libero, Desiree Padilla, who tallied nine. One area of concern for the Tigers on defense has been their net presence. In two matches, they have yet to record a block.
Now at 0-2 to start the season, the Tigers will come back home for a few days of practice before heading back out on the road next weekend for two more SAC matches. They will be at Oklahoma City University on Friday night at 7:30, and then at Southwestern Christian University at 1:00 pm on Saturday.