Zias fall at Tarleton State

CNJ staff

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Desiree Reed compiled 24 kills and 17 digs Saturday afternoon to lift Tarleton State to a 30-26, 29-31, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball.

Julie Hamilton added 14 kills and three aces for the TexAnns (16-15, 2-7 South).

ENMU (7-18, 2-6) rallied from an 8-0 deficit in the second game to square the match, but Tarleton scored the final six points to win the third game, then opened a 10-point lead late in Game 4 on a service ace by Hamilton.

Senior middle blocker Lindsay Schiely led four Zias in double figures in kills with 20. Freshman Rhea Wortman had 14 while juniors Grace George and Kristen VanWettering added 13 and 11, respectively.

Lone Star Conference South
Tarleton State 3, ENMU 1
ENMU 26 31 25 21
Tarleton State 30 29 30 30
Individual statistics
Kills —
Eastern New Mexico, Lindsay Schiely 20, Rhea Wortman 14, Grace George 13, Kristen VanWettering 11. Tarleton State, Desiree Reed 24, Julie Hamilton 14, Allison Hill 13. Block solos — Eastern New Mexico, George 1, VanWettering 1. Tarleton State, Amy Rice 2, Hamilton 1, Hill 1. Block assists — Eastern New Mexico, George 7, Amber Davis 6, Schiely 5, VanWettering 4. Tarleton State, Rice 8, Ashley Powers 6. Digs — Eastern New Mexico, VanWettering 20, Kara Killian 16, Vanessa Wilcox 15, Kathryn McCannell 14, Wortman 11. Aces — Eastern New Mexico, Killian 1, Wilcox 1, Wortman 1. Tarleton State, Hamilton 3, Mary Irvine 2, Reed 2, Christina Ortiz 1. Assists — Eastern New Mexico, McCannell 31, Killian 21. Tarleton State, Ortiz 58. Records — Eastern New Mexico 7-18 (2-6), Tarleton State 16-15 (2-7). T — 1:45. A — 78.