Tarleton's record winning streak continues to grow as the No. 11 TexAnns notched their 15 consecutive and 22nd win overall this season Friday night with a sweep of UT Permian Basin (25-21, 25-10, 25-16).
The TexAnn offense landed 43 kills as a team on a .287 hitting percentage, led by a 30-assist performance by Jordyn Keamo. Hailey Roberts led all players with 15 kills while Adriana Darthuyalso cracked double digits with 10. Roberts added 10 digs for her 13th double-double of the season and the 79th of her illustrious career.
The Falcons came out swinging in the opening set and took a 14-10 lead over the opening 24 points to force Mary Schindler into a timeout. Out of the break, Darthuy landed a kill off a dish from Keamo to start the TexAnn rally. The Darthuy kill was the first of a 9-5 run to even things up at 19-19.
A Falcon service error gave Tarleton its last lead of the set at 20-19 as Tarleton got two errors, kills from Roberts and Hannah McManus, and a block from Chandler Gow and Amber Strange to close out the set 25-21.
Tarleton had to rally from another early deficit in the second set as the Falcons scored four of the first six. On the seventh point, however, Roberts landed a kill to start Tarleton's most dominant run of the night. The Roberts kill started a game-ending 22-6 run for Tarleton, over which the TexAnns never allowed UTPB to score consecutive points. Tarleton ended the set on three straight kill shots from McManus, Strange, and Roberts.
The final set of the night followed the same suit as the previous two with UTPB building a slim early margin, leading as late as 9-8. Roberts tied it and gave Tarleton a 10-9 lead with back-to-back kills to start a 17-7 Tarleton run to clinch the match. Tarleton hit .552 in the final set, landing 18 kills on 29 attacks to just two errors.
Adrianna Knutson led the team with 14 digs to give her 1,250 digs in her career. She is now just 150 digs shy of becoming the sixth player in Tarleton history with 1,400 career digs. Roberts became the fifth player to reach that plateau Friday night as her 10 digs gave her 1,404, which is 60 shy of fourth-most all-time (Sharon Lister; 1,463).
Tarleton will look to keep rolling as the TexAnns head to The Box in Canyon for a 2 p.m. showdown today with West Texas A&M, who defeated Angelo State in four Friday night.