Tarleton volleyball sweeps Lubbock Christian
LUBBOCK - The Tarleton Volleyball team swept Lubbock Christian on the road for their final match of the regular season. The Texans move to 20-10 overall with a 12-6 mark in Lone Star Conference play.
This is the 10th 20-win season under head coach Mary Schindler and sixth consecutive.
The opening set was a tight one through the opening 38 points but Tatyana Tuialii-Umi broke a 19-19 tie and started a 6-2 Tarleton run to take the opening set 25-21. Tarleton's dominance ran into the second set as the Texans opened on a 12-5 run and ended on a 7-3 run to cruise to a 2-0 match lead with a 25-12 win.
LCU clawed back and held a lead as late as 20-19, but Lauren Kersey landed a kill shot to tie the set at 20-20. The Kersey kill started a set-clinching 6-2 Tarleton run to complete the sweep.
Kersey led the match with 13 kills and five blocks. Tatyana Tuialii-Umi added 10 kills, while Amber Strange added nine of her own. Kayla Brannon dished out a team-high 36 assists while Adriana Darthuy (14) and Michaela Rodriguez (16) combined for 30 digs on the afternoon.