CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team completed a three-game sweep in the Lady Buff Challenge, hosted by West Texas A&M, beating St. Mary’s 30-24, 27-30, 30-28, 30-24 and Texas A&M-Commerce 30-19, 30-21, 30-20 on Friday.
The Zias (15-5), ranked sixth in the Southwest Region, won their first match in the event on Thursday with a three-game sweep of Wayland Baptist.
Senior Kelley McGinty and junior Lindsay Schiely each had 16 kills as the Zias posted their second win of the season over St. Mary’s (13-6), which came into the weekend ranked seventh in the region.
Sophomore middle blocker Grace George added 13 kills, two block solos and two block assists, while senior outside hitter Anna Bellum posted a double-double with 14 kills and 11 digs.
ENMU made short work of TAMC (3-15), getting 15 kills from George and 10 each from Bellum and Schiely.
The Zias return to Canyon on Tuesday for a Lone Star Conference South Division clash against WT.
ENMU 3, St. Mary’s 1
St. Mary’s 24 30 28 24
ENMU 30 27 30 30
Kills — St. Mary’s, Morgan Spencer 15, Anna Seals 14, Lindsey Van Horn 14, Maegan Lowry 12. Eastern New Mexico, Kelley McGinty 16, Lindsay Schiely 16, Anna Bellum 14, Grace George 13. Block solos — St. Mary’s, Lowry 3, Van Horn 2. Eastern New Mexico, George 2, Bellum 1. Block assists — St. Mary’s, Lowry 3, Seals 3, Van Horn 2. Eastern New Mexico, George 2, Margie Goble 2. Set assists — St. Mary’s, Courtney Matula 50, Eastern New Mexico, Goble 33, Amber McCarthy 25. Digs — St. Mary’s, Spencer 21, Katy Migl 17, Seals 14. Eastern New Mexico, Jessica Weeks 19, Olivia Boan 15, McGinty 15, Bellum 11. Aces — St. Mary’s, Migl 2, three tied with 1. Eastern New Mexico, Boan 2, four tied with 1. Records — St. Mary’s 13-6, Eastern New Mexico 14-5. T — 1:55. A — 87.
ENMU 3, Texas A&M-Commerce 0
ENMU 30 30 30
Texas A&M-Commerce 19 21 20
Kills — Eastern New Mexico, McGinty 12, Schiely 9. Texas A&M-Commerce, Chasalan Roberts 14, Colleen Favaro 11. Block solos — Eastern New Mexico, none. Texas A&M-Commerce, Favaro 2. Block assists — Eastern New Mexico, Schiely 3, three tied with 1. Texas A&M-Commerce, Jackie Orr 2, Roberts 2. Set assists —Eastern New Mexico, McCarthy 20, Goble 15. Texas A&M-Commerce, Orr 34.
Women’s soccer — Sophomore Sarit Shenar scored a pair of first-half goals Friday night to lift West Texas A&M past ENMU 3-1 in Lone Star Conference action.
Shenar increased her conference-leading total for the season to 14 goals. She was playing for the first time after a two-match absence while competing for the Israeli national team.
Aubre Mjohus’ first goal of the season just over 10 minutes into the second half gave the Lady Buffs (8-2, 2-1 LSC) a three-goal cushion. The Zias (7-6, 1-3) broke through with seven minutes left on a goal by junior forward Jessica Rosas, her second of the campaign.
The Zias jump back into action today with their final out-of-conference match of the season, hosting New Mexico Highlands in a 2 p.m. start at the ENMU soccer field.
West Texas A&M 3, ENMU 1
ENMU 0 1 — 1
West Texas A&M 2 1 — 3
WT — Sarit Shenar (unassisted), 17:17
WT — Shenar (Katie Henley), 22:40
WT — Aubre Mjolhus (unassisted), 55:48
ENM — Jessica Rosas (Lauren Standefer), 83:00
Shots on goal — Eastern New Mexico 5, West Texas A&M 10. Corner kicks — Eastern New Mexico 3, West Texas A&M 2. Saves — Eastern New Mexico 7 (Amanda Vanlandingham 2, Stephanie Sanchez 4, team 1), West Texas A&M 4 (Jamie Roach 4). Yellow cards — Eastern New Mexico none, West Texas A&M 1 (Mjolhus). Records — Eastern New Mexico 7-6 (1-2), West Texas A&M 8-2 (2-1). A — 108.
Men’s soccer — Freshman forward Albert Robinson scored both goals, including the game-winner about six minutes into the first sudden-death overtime, to give ENMU a 2-1 win over UT-Permian Basin on Friday in Odessa, Texas.
The Greyhounds (5-7-1) didn’t fare nearly as well on Saturday, however, losing 5-0 to College of the Southwest in Hobbs.
“They’re a decent team,” ENMU assistant coach Carlos Elizondo said of CSW (6-4), “but we played very poorly. They were winning 2-0 at halftime and got two easy goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half.”
On Friday, Robinson broke a scoreless deadlock early in the second half by tapping in a shot which had deflected off the UTPB goalkeeper. The Falcons (5-4-1) tied the score midway through the half on a shot from point-blank range.
Freshman Josh Royball got an assist on the game-winner by Robinson, whose has four goals for the season to share the team lead with freshman Jonathan Holman.
“Against UTPB we did some really good things,” Elizondo said after Saturday’s loss. “Today, we just didn’t do many good things.”
The Hounds return to Southwest Soccer Conference action for the remainder of the regular season. They play at Midwestern State on Friday and at St. Edward’s on Sunday before finishing with a five-match homestand.