DURANT, Okla. — Lunden Azuara had 16 kills and Southeastern Oklahoma cruised to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-14 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night.
The Savage Storm (19-11, 5-5 LSC) dominated the first and third games against the Zias, opening a 9-1 lead in both sets.
ENMU (6-25, 0-10) took an 8-5 lead in the second game on kills by sophomore Veronica Valdez and senior Vanessa Wilcox and a Southeastern attack error. The Savage Storm responded with a 9-0 run, capped by a kill from Jordan Parks, to take the lead for good.
Senior Nicole Vanderploeg’s ace and a combination block from Valdez and senior Megan Weitz pulled the Zias to 18-16, but the Savage Storm scored seven of the final eight points.
ENMU plays at East Central on Saturday, then closes its season at home next week against Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Kingsville.
Lone Star Conference
SE Oklahoma 3, ENMU 0
ENMU 14 17 14
SE Oklahoma 25 25 25
Kills — Eastern New Mexico, Veronica Valdez 7, Vanessa Wilcox 5. Southeastern Oklahoma, Lunden Azuara 16, Brittany McDonald 9, three tied with 6. Block solos — Eastern New Mexico, none. Southeastern Oklahoma, Azuara 1. Block assists — Eastern New Mexico, Megan Weitz 3, three tied with 1. Southeastern Oklahoma, McDonald 2, four tied with 1. Digs — Eastern New Mexico, Valdez 11, Nicole Vanderploeg 11, Caitlin Murphy 10. Southeastern Oklahoma, Raelynn Beaty 16, Azuara 11. Aces — Eastern New Mexico 2, Vanderploeg 1. Southeatern Oklahoma, Lauren McManus 1, Krista Stamp 1. Assists — Eastern New Mexico, Karen McIntyre 11. Southeatern Oklahoma, Lindsay Ellisor 30. T — 1:05. A — 358. Records — Eastern New Mexico 6-25 (0-10), Southeastern Oklahoma 19-11 (5-5).