UAFS junior outside hitter Anna Demmer and freshman setter Taylor Stoops each posted double-doubles on Saturday as the Lady Lions volleyball team snapped a two-match losing streak with a sweep of the Texas A&M International Dustdevils at the Kinesiology and Convocation Building in Laredo, Texas.
The Lady Lions won the match 29-27, 25-21, 25-15 to sweep the regular-season series against the Dustdevils, who lost in three sets to the Lady Lions on Oct. 4 at the Stubblefield Center.
UAFS salvaged a split in its two-match road trip after losing in three sets to St. Mary’s on Thursday at Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio, Texas. The Lady Lions (15-10, 5-3) remained in third place behind conference leader Lubbock Christian (17-7, 7-1) and second-place St. Mary’s (12-11, 6-2).
The Lady Lions hit a 0.194 clip with 42 kills on 139 attempts with 15 errors. Demmer collected a team-high 12 kills to lead an otherwise balanced UAFS offense. Stoops and sophomore setter Laryssa Correa had 22 and 16 assists, respectively. Stoops and freshman defensive specialist Lexie Castillow each served two of the Lady Lions’ five aces.
Texas A&M International (5-17, 3-5), which had its two-match winning streak snapped, had five total team blocks. Junior right-side hitter Annie Deininger had one solo block and two block assists. Senior libero Lacy Asdourian had a team-high 29 digs.
UAFS held Texas A&M International to a paltry 0.089 hitting percentage with 36 kills on 146 attempts with 23 errors. No Dustdevil had double-digit kills, and freshman outside hitter Sammantha Herrera led the team with nine kills.
Senior setter Ronnie Fountain had a team-high 28 assists and served both the Dustdevils’ aces.
UAFS had only three total team blocks. Demmer had a team-leading two solo blocks. Freshman libero Pilar Onstad had 24 digs, while Demmer topped off her 11th double-double with 16 digs and Stoops topped off her 10th double-double with 15 digs.
The Lady Lions will return to the Stubblefield Center this week for the last of their regular-season, home matches. UAFS will host Dallas Baptist at 6 p.m. on Thursday and will host St. Edward’s at 1 p.m. on Saturday.