The Lady Bisons played two games last week ranking them the No. 2 seed for the Great American Conference (GAC).
They came short 2-3 against Arkansas Tech University on Tuesday, Nov. 7, but ended their regular season with a 3-0 sweep against University of Arkansas at Monticello on Thursday, Nov. 9.
“I know the team really wants another shot at a championship,” head Coach Meredith Fear said. “We have to take it one match at a time and be playing our best volleyball.”
The girls have had a successful season so far with 13-3 conference games and 25-5 overall.
Senior middle blocker Taylor Mounts took the lead with 17 kills against Arkansas Tech along with Junior middle blocker Zoe Harding who had 16 kills.
“I was very proud of the girls and how we performed Tuesday night,” Fear said. “Everyone was so motivated and on the top of their game. It was a well-played, hard fought match.”
They came back stronger against Monticello on Thursday, going into the game with a positive mindset.
“It’s hard sometimes to come off a five-set thriller and play well again in two days,” Coach Fear said prior to the match. “We have to keep our spirits and motivation level high.”
Freshman middle blocker Emily Smith helped defend the court with a total of four blocks and junior right side hitter Emma Reeves had one block and 10 kills.
The GAC tournament started Thursday, Nov. 16 and will continue through the weekend to Saturday, Nov. 18 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. There are a total of 12 competing teams.
“The past three years have taught me that everyone gets a clean slate,” Mounts said. “Anyone can win, including us, so we’re ready to step up and play our game against any opponent this weekend.”