The UAM Volleyball Team Lost to Southern Nazarene University Today
BETHANY, Okla. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello volleyball team took on Southern Nazarene University this afternoon for a road conference match. The Blossoms and Crimson Storm split the first two sets, but SNU won the next two to secure the victory.
UAM falls to 7-13 on the season and 2-7 in the Great American Conference, while SNU improves to 7-10 on the year and 2-7 in conference action.
A service ace by Amanda Toyota in the early stages of the first set knotted the opening set at seven apiece. SNU, though, would use an 11-5 run to take an 18-12 advantage. The Blossoms trimmed the deficit to three points on two separate occasions, but SNU proved to be too much and took the first set, 25-20.
In the second stanza, the hosts from Bethany took an early 8-5 lead. UAM, though, responded with a 6-0 run to take an 11-8 lead. After SNU trimmed UAM’s lead to just two, the Blossoms earned each of the next six points to take a commanding 18-10 advantage topped off by a Mia Smalls ace. UAM would go on to win the second, 25-18.
A kill by Mikaela Brown gave the Blossoms a 15-14 advantage in the third set. SNU tied the set up at 23 apiece and went on to win each of the next two rallies to clinch the third set.
UAM started off quickly in the fourth set taking a 9-4 lead on a block by Mia Smalls and Taylor Calhoun. However, the Crimson Storm quickly tied the set up at 10 apiece. Both teams would exchange slim leads, until SNU used a 6-0 run to extend their advantage, 20-14. UAM battled back, but SNU proved to be too much as the Crimson Storm went on to win the fourth set, 25-17, and match, 3-1.
– Hailey Fike tallied a team-high 12 kills in the contest.
– Mia Smalls recorded a team-leading 38 assists in the match.
– SNU’s defense proved to be the difference as the Crimson Storm bested UAM in digs, 95-66.
The UAM volleyball team returns to the hardwood Oct. 22 and 23 for home contests against Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University.