Ladyjacks Drop Pair In Fort Worth
Sept. 13, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack volleyball team dropped a pair of matches Friday, with losses to TCU and Ole Miss, at the TCU Nike/Molten Invitational at the University Recreation Center.
Both losses break ties in the all-time series against each university.
Jill Ivy led the SFA attack, recording 23 combined kills between the two matches.
The Ladyjacks (6-4) will take on Grambling and Houston on the final day of the tournament. SFA squares off with the Tigers at 10:00 a.m. and the Cougars at 5:00 p.m.
TCU 3, SFA 1
Ivy recorded 14 kills, as the Ladyjacks fell 3-1 (17-25, 19-25, 25-20, 16-25) to TCU (5-3) in the tournament opener for both teams.
The loss moves the Horned Frogs ahead 4-3 in the all-time series and represents the first meeting between the two teams since 2002.
After falling behind 2-0 at the break, SFA responded five kills apiece from Ivy and Walker and four from Granger to extend the match to a fourth set.
SFA was unable to force their fifth consecutive five-set match, falling 25-16 in the fourth match.
Ole Miss 3, SFA 0
Ivy once again led the Ladyjacks in kills, recording nine, in a 3-0 (18-25, 17-25, 15-25) loss to Ole Miss (6-2). The loss is the first meeting between these two teams since 1994.
SFA was held to .159 clip verse the Rebels' .352 mark. Ole Miss had three players in double-figure across the three sets.
Facing another 2-0 deficit, the Ladyjacks were unable to force another forth set in the nightcap. SFA fell 15-25 in the third set.