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Lady Rangers Volleyball tops the Tigers


September 16, 2018

Desiree Malicoat

Hannah Williams (9) makes the jump to spike the ball during the Saturday game against East Central University. Northwestern won 3-0.

ALVA – Northwestern Oklahoma State University volleyball recorded their first Great American Conference win Saturday afternoon, sweeping the Tigers of East Central University (0-15, 0-2 GAC) winning in three straights sets [25-17,25-14,25-19].

Northwestern started out on hot right out the gate as they controlled the lead, going up 16-7 in the first set. The Black and Red raked up 16 kills and hit a .273 clip while coasting to a win in the first set against the Tigers, as the Lady Rangers took Set 1, 25-17.

To go along with their stellar defensive play in the second set, the Lady Rangers hit a match-high in the second set, hitting .371. Brooklynn Hesson and Hannah Williams headlined the second set, as they posted four kills each. Williams would also have a team-high with 15 digs.

Desiree Malicoat

Dani Dagley goes up for the serve during the game Saturday against East Central University.

The Tigers would not be able to make any runs against the Lady Rangers, who extended their lead by as much as 11, taking Set 2, 25-14.

In the final set to determine the winner of the match, East Central and Northwestern battled right up until the halfway-point of the set. Here the Black and Red would go on a 7-2 run, which gave the athletes some separation and momentum to finish out the sweep of the Tigers, 25-19.

Sophomore setter Kaitlyn Robinson led the team with 20 assists. Brooklynn Hesson led the team in kills with 10 and freshman Claire Hodges made her presence known with 8 kills of her own.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will host Southern Nazarene University Crimson Storm (8-8, 2-1 GAC) – who are also just coming off a win – Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Percefull Fieldhouse.


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