Volleyball falls to 3-3 after Texas A&M Invite

Wichita State volleyball finished 1-2 in a weekend tournament in College Station, Texas.

The Shockers swept Abilene Christian on Friday afternoon with scores of 25-17, 25-12 and 25-21, earning their third win of the season.

Leading the squad in kills, junior outside hitter Jody Larson had 10. Senior MaryAshton Floyd earned a career-high five service aces. Libero Dani Mostrom had a total of 14 digs in the match, while setter Emily Heibert had 32 assists.

Wichita State started the first set out strong with consecutive kills from Katie Reilly, Abbie Lehamn and Larson, increasing their early lead to 4-0.

In the second, Floyd and outside hitter Shimen Fayad each completed back-to-back service aces.

The final set closed on two kills from Fayad.

After winning the first two sets in the match, Wichita State fell in the last three to New Mexico State on Friday evening, making their season record 3-2.

Both teams fought back and fourth for the lead each set.

The Shockers won 25-20 and 25-23, and then lost momentum in the next sets 21-25, 28-30 and 13-15.

Team leaders included Larson with 16 kills in the match, Heibert with 52 assists, and Reilly with a .308 hitting percentage.

Wichita State received another loss to Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon after being swept 3-0.

Scores were 12-25, 16-25 and 12-25 against their toughest opponent of the weekend.

Reilly led WSU in kills with nine, hitting .471, Hiebert had 22 assists and Mostrom eight digs.

Texas A&M hit .470 percent collectively to defeat the Shockers.

The Shockers compete next against South Dakota State at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at home in the Shocker Invitational.