UAM Falls in Five at Ouachita
The UAM volleyball team came up just short on the road against Ouachita Baptist Thursday. The Blossoms fought back to force a fifth set after dropping the second and third, but fell shy in the final set losing the match 3-2.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello volleyball team came up just short on the road against Ouachita Baptist Thursday. The Blossoms fought back to force a fifth set after dropping the second and third, but fell shy in the final set 16-14 losing the match 3-2.
UAM falls to 6-8 overall and 1-2 in Great American Conference play on the season. OBU moves to 5-9 overall and 1-2 against the league.
In the first set UAM and OBU battled back and forth keeping the score tight, but UAM managed to take control with a 5-1 run to take a 19-13 advantage. The Tigers fought back to cut UAM’s lead down to one at 24-23, however, Mia Smalls set up MikaelaBrown for a kill to end the set in 25-23 in favor of UAM.
The second set saw OBU taking the early lead and holding off the Blossoms thanks to a 6-0 run that put the score at 19-10. UAM was unable to climb back falling 25-15.
UAM jumped out to an early 7-2 advantage in the third set, but the Tigers did not go down quietly battling back to eventually tie the score at 17-17. After the team met in ties at 19 and 20, OBU scored four straight points before winning the set 25-21.
With its back against the wall in the fourth set, UAM traded runs with the Tigers all the way to the final few points of the set. The score was tied 11 separate times during the marathon set that the Blossoms ultimately won 32-30 thanks to back-to-back attack errors by OBU.
The fifth and final set was tight thanks to a strong fight by UAM after dropping the first three points of the set. The Blossoms brought the score back to even four times down the stretch including a tie at 14-14. Unfortunately, UAM surrendered consecutive kills to drop the set 16-14 and lose the match 3-2.
Jamie Agnew led the offensive attack for UAM tallying 17 kills.
Smalls and Kalin Duncan shared duties setting up their teammates collecting 22 and 19 assists, respectively.
Five Blossoms registered double-digit digs led by Taylor Crighton with 19 and Smalls with 18.
UAM continues GAC competition on the road against Harding Tuesday, Sept. 28.First serve is scheduled for 6 p.m.