As the Texas State volleyball team took the first two sets early, the Bobcats seemed eager to finish up on what would have been their third straight three-set win.
However, Indiana came back and won the next three sets (25-23, 26-24, 15-10) leaving Texas State with a 3-1 record in the Delta Zeta Classic.
The first set for Texas State went well as Morgan Lewis, junior middle blocker, Jaliyah Bolden, sophomore middle blocker, and Jordan Kohl, sophomore right side hitter, contributed two kills each.
Kohl ahad three blocks in the first set, while Erin Hoppe, sophomore setter, had six assists for Texas State. The Bobcats had a team hitting percentage of .570 percent in the first set continuing the aggression they showed against Prairie View A&M and Lamar.
For the second set, the Bobcats team hitting percentage improved to team hitting percentage of .600.
During the second set that Shelby Vas Matt, junior outside hitter, would have seven kills and one error on 14 total attempts. Vas Matt would go on to have a team-high 13 kills for the match.
The turning point for the match would happen in the third set as Indiana and Texas State were tied 22-22. Attack errors by Lewis and Kohl gave Indiana a 24-22 lead. The Bobcats would make it 24-23 after a setting error from Indiana but a block on Kohl sealed the set victory for Indiana.
Kohl and Vas Matt each had four kills during the third set but the Bobcats tallied 10 kill and 10 errors on 37 total attempts.
Texas State had a match point with a 24-23 lead against Indiana in the fourth set, but the Hoosiers went on 3-0 run to snatch the set from the Bobcats, 26-24. The Bobcats committed eight errors s on 37 total attempts in the fourth set.
In the fifth and final set of the match, Texas State stayed close to Indiana even after Indiana had a 6-3 lead at one point during the set. The team earned a 6-6 tie tafter a 3-0 run of their own until Indiana found their rhythm again. The Hoosiers eventually pulled away for the 15-10 win in the fifth set.
Hoppe finished with a team-high 33 assists, but her teammates couldn’t capitalize on the opportunities. The Bobcats would have their lowest hitting percent of the five sets hitting only 42%.
Texas State’s next game is Sept. 7 against Oregon at Strahan Coliseum.
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