Lady Buffs sweep Lions at the Field House
By Texas A&M University-Commerce
Sep 19, 2021
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Commerce, Texas - The West Texas A&M Lady Buffs swept the Texas A&M University-Commerce volleyball team, 3-0, at The Field House on Saturday afternoon. Celeste Vela had 31 assists for the Lions and Maddy Rashford had 11 kills.

The Lions fall to 1-4 on the year and 0-2 in the early portion of Lone Star Conference play, while the Lady Buffs improve to 6-2 overall and 1-1 in the conference.

West Texas A&M won the first set by a score of 25-16, second set by 25-22, and the final set by a margin of 25-20.

The Lady Buffs led throughout the first set, hitting .370 percent in the set, and .295 percent overall. The Lions hit .156 percent with 16 errors.

A kill by Rashford (Placentia, Calif.) pulled the Lions to 23-22 in the second set but they lost the next two points to lose the set. Behind Rashford's 11 kills, Maiya Dickie (Huntsville) had seven kills. Vela (Guadalajara, Mexico) had eight digs to go along with her 31 assists.

Riley Davidson (Commerce) led the team with 17 digs, Ashley Pennington (Frisco - Liberty) had 14, and Essence Allen (Longview - Tatum) was also in double digits with 10 digs.

Davidson had two of the four service aces for the Lions.

A&M-Commerce led 13-10 in the third set, but a 4-0 run by West Texas A&M got them back in the set and they closed out the match winning three of the last four points.

Up next

After the two matches at home this weekend, A&M-Commerce heads south to face St. Edward's on Friday at 6 p.m. and St. Mary's on Saturday at 2 p.m.