11 Kills Lead SU to Win over WBU;
First Day Split
KINGSVILLE, TX -- Schreiner Volleyball opened the Howard Wallace era with a split of a pair of matches against scholarship programs; a 3-0 win over Wayland Baptist and a 3-0 loss to host Texas A&M-Kingsville.
In the first match against WBU of the NAIA, sophomore Callie DuPerier led the Mountaineers (1-1) to a 3-0 win by scores of 25-21, 25-22 and 25-21. She had 11 kills in the match and a .318 attack percentage. Junior Veronica Castillo had 6 kills to just one error for a .455 attack percentage and junior Jaemi Groves was even better with six kills to zero errors (.750) and added five aces. Groves also had 26 assists. Junior Jamie Burns had 14 digs. Junior Brittany Boyett had seven kills.
In the evening match against NCAA Division II Texas A&M-Kingsville, it was a one-sided affair with the hosts winning by 25-10, 25-13, 25-13 scores. DuPerier, Castillo and Boyett led with six, five and four kills respectively. Sophomore Lauren Prukop had three kills and a team-high attack percentage of .333. Groves had 15 assists and Burns and Groves tied with four digs each.
The Mountaineers play two more matches today at the Texas A&M-Kingsville Invitational. First is a contest against NAIA Our Lady of the Lake and then a match against a familiar foe, McMurry. McMurry was a long-time member of the American Southwest Conference but left the league this year to move to NCAA Division II. SU opens its home schedule on Friday, September 14th at 7:00 pm against that same Hardin-Simmons team that was projected to win the division. That match will be at the Edington Center on the Schreiner campus.