Alysha Pritt collected 12 kills Saturday and Midwestern State led virtually all the way in a 25-15, 25-17, 25-20 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena.
The Mustangs (22-7, 6-3 LSC) used strong front row play to maintain control, compiling 52 kills in the match against only 12 attack errors.
Sophomore outside hitter Veronica Valdez had 10 kills and two block assists for the Zias (6-23, 0-8), while freshman middle blocker Jessica King had eight kills and two block solos.
The first game was tied at 1-1 and 2-2 before the Mustangs took the lead for good on a kill by Miranda Byrd. Midwestern eventually opened a 16-5 lead and cruised to the set.
ENMU erased a 5-1 deficit to tie the second game twice, but the Mustangs went in front for good on another kill by Byrd. Then the Zias went up twice by two points, the last time at 20-18 on a kill by Valdez, but Lauren Hubbard’s kill started a match-ending 7-0 run for the Mustangs.
The Zias close out a three-match homestand with a 7 p.m. LSC clash on Tuesday against rival West Texas A&M.
Lone Star Conference
Midwestern State 3, ENMU 0
Midwestern St. 25 25 25
ENMU 15 17 20
Kills — Midwestern State, Alysha Pritt 12, Jessica Ransom 8. Eastern New Mexico, Veronica Valdez 10, Jessica King 8. Block solos — Midwestern State, none. Eastern New Mexico, King 2. Block assists — Midwestern State, Whitney Maxwell 2, Sesley Graves 1, Ransom 1. Eastern New Mexico, Valdez 2, Megan Weitz 2. Digs — Midwestern State, Shay Velasquez 18. Eastern New Mexico, Caitlin Murphy 13. Aces — Midwesetrn State, four tied with 1. Eastern New Mexico, Nicole Vanderploeg 1. Assists — Midwestern State, Allison Schreiber 44, Eastern New Mexico, Karen McIntyre 19, Grace Brandt 9. T — 1:10. A — 218. Records — Midwestern State 22-7 (6-3), Eastern New Mexico 6-23 (0-8).