Angelo State sweeps Zias

CNJ Staff

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior Kimber Duncan collected match highs of 11 kills and 16 digs on Saturday as Angelo State posted a 25-14, 25-19, 28-26 Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University.

Angelo (11-7, 2-2 South) overcame a 2-0 deficit to take a 10-4 lead in the first game, after which the Rambelles did not allow the Zias to get closer than four points.

The Zias (5-13, 0-2)led 8-6 in Game 2 and were still even with Angelo 13-13 after a kill by sophomore outside hitter Veronica Valdez. At that point, the Rambelles went on a 5-0 run to take control.

ENMU took a 15-13 lead in the third game with a 4-0 run that included a kill and a block by freshman Jessica King and a kill by sophomore libero Caitlin Murphy. The Zias led 20-17 before Angelo chipped away, pulling even 24-24 on a Zias attack error.

A service error by Angelo’s Brittany McNeal on match point pulled ENMU into a 26-26 tie, but the Rambelles Alaina Sivells converted consecutive kills to finish it.

King and freshman outside hitter Sarah Koch each had six kills for the Zias, while King also had five block assists. Valdez added three block solos.

McNeal also reached double figures in kills for the Rambelles with 10.