The Texas State volleyball team entered the fourth set against South Alabama on the road leading 2-1 in the contest Friday, but was defeated in five sets by the Jaguars.
The Bobcats dropped to 5-5 in Sun Belt Conference competition.
“We had too many errors tonight,” said Coach Karen Chisum. “We can’t win by doing that.”
Texas State totaled 13 service errors in the game, which is the second occasion in the previous three games the team has combined for that many errors in the category. Senior right-side hitter Amari Deardorff finished the match with a team-high 17 kills, hitting .326 from the court.
Deardorff has combined for 35 kills against South Alabama during the season, recording 18 kills in the prior matchup against the Jaguars. Junior setter Caylin Mahoney recorded a game-high 44 assist in the match, contributing four kills.
Freshman outside hitter Jessica Lewis lead South Alabama with 18 kills in the game, finishing with a .149 hitting percentage from the floor. Mechell Daniels, freshman outside hitter for the Jaguars, tallied 15 kills in the match, averaging a hitting percentage of .189. Both Lewis and Daniels have totaled 71 kills against the Bobcats during the course of the season.
South Alabama improves to 6-2 at home, while Texas State drops to 3-5 on the road for the year. The Bobcats have lost three out of their four previous road games. Texas State will finish their weekend on the road against Troy.
The Bobcats defeated the Trojans at home in four sets in the previous game against the team. During the match, senior middle-blocker Molly Ahrens accumulated a career-high 14 kills in the game. Ahrens has totaled 33 kills in the three previous games, which is an average of 11 kills per game.