The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team used a 15-0 run in the first game to take control and the Zias cruised to their sixth consecutive win, a 30-8, 30-26, 30-18 sweep of Tarleton State Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball at Greyhound Arena.
Senior Anna Bellum and junior Lindsay Schiely had 11 kills each for the Zias (18-5, 3-2 South), who improved to 6-0 at home this season. Sophomore Crystal White had nine kills for the TexAnns (13-13, 0-5).
With the score 1-1 in the first game, Bellum’s kill put the Zias ahead and gave them possession. With Amber McCarthy serving, Schiely registered three kills as the Zias scored the next 14 points to take control.
The TexAnns were more competitive in the next two games, but never had more than a two-point lead.
Senior libero Jessica Weeks had 15 digs for the Zias, while McCarthy collected five aces, 13 digs and eight set assists.
ENMU 3, Tarleton State 0
Tarleton State 8 26 18
ENMU 30 30 30
Kills — Tarleton State, Crystal White 9. Eastern New Mexico, Anna Bellum 11, Lindsay Schiely 11. Block solos — Tarleton State, Sheniqua Browder 1, White 1. Eastern New Mexico, Grace George 1, Schiely 1. Block assists — Tarleton State, Browder 2, Shana Casteel 2. Eastern New Mexico, Emilie Rodman 7, Schiely 6. Set assists — Tarleton State, Carly English 15, Nikki Bonnet 14. Eastern New Mexico, Margie Goble 15. Digs — Tarleton State, Browder 10. Eastern New Mexico, Jessica Weeks 15, Amber McCarthy 13, Bellum 12. Aces — Tarleton State, Kristi Fiedler 2, Desiree Reed 1. Eastern New Mexico, Amber McCarthy 5, Bellum 1, Olivia Boan 1. Records — Tarleton State 13-13 (0-5), Eastern New Mexico 18-5 (3-2). T —1:10. A — 111.
Men’s soccer — At Wichita Falls, Texas, Midwestern State unloaded with four second-half goals to hand the Greyhounds a 5-1 loss in a Southwest Soccer Conference match on Friday.
Freshman forward Albert Robinson took a through pass from Martin Gallegos to punch in the tying goal for the Hounds (5-8-1, 2-6-0 SSC) midway through the first half, but the Indians held them off the board the rest of the way.
Myron Davis scored the go-ahead goal for MSU (10-3-0, 7-2-0) just over five minutes into the second half. Chad Rakestraw added two of the final three goals and assisted on the other.
The Hounds had five shots on goal against MSU goalkeeper David Stockton and backup Jason Schultz.
ENMU continues SSC play today with a noon (MDT) clash against St. Edward’s in Austin, Texas.
Midwestern State 5, ENMU 1
ENMU 1 0 — 1
Midwestern State 1 4 — 5
MSU — Jimmy Krueger (unassisted), 11:24
ENMU — Albert Robinson (Martin Gallegos), 22:08
MSU — Myron Davis (Ricardo Box), 50:30
MSU — Chad Rakestraw (Box), 63:24
MSU — Box (Gerard Graban, Rakestraw), 75:10
MSU — Rakestraw (Greban), 76:16
Shots on goal — Eastern New Mexico 5, Midwestern State 17. Corner kicks — Eastern New Mexico 1, Midwestern State 6. Saves — Eastern New Mexico 12 (Leif Craddock 3, Grant Shanahan 7, team 2), Midwestern State 4 (David Stockton, Jason Schultz). Yellow cards — Eastern New Mexico 4 (Gallegos, Joey Ongaga, Marcus Leyva, Ryan Atkinson), Midwestern State 1 (team). Records — Eastern New Mexico 5-8-1 (2-6-0), Midwestern State 10-3-0 (7-2-0). A — 341.
Women’s soccer — In the first half of Friday’s doubleheader at Wichita Falls, Midwestern’s Crystal Sanchez scored after nearly 71 minutes to give the Lady Indians a 1-0 Lone Star Conference win over the Zias.
ENMU (8-7-0, 1-3-0 LSC) came in ranked in the Midwest Region (10th) for the first time in its two-year history. Midwestern State (9-3-3, 3-2-0) was ranked sixth.
Freshman midfielder Nicole Bregler and senior midfielder Nicole Johnson registered the Zias’ only shots on goal against MSU keeper Elli O’Dwyer. Meantime, ENMU freshman Amanda Vanlandingham recorded five saves in the contest.
The Zias are back in action today with a noon (MDT) start in a conference matchup against Angelo State in San Angelo, Texas.
Midwestern State 1, ENMU 0
ENMU 0 0 — 0
Midwestern State 0 1 — 1
MSU — Crystal Sanchez (Jennifer Schroeder), 70:50
Shots on goal — Eastern New Mexico 2, Midwestern State 6. Corner kicks — Eastern New Mexico none, Midwestern State 2. Saves — Eastern New Mexico 5 (Amanda Vanlandingham 5), Midwestern State 2 (Elli O’Dwyer 2). Records — Eastern New Mexico 8-7-0 (1-3-0), Midwestern State 9-3-3 (3-2-0). A — 194.