Sam Houston State used a dominant performance from Jordyn Vaughn and resurgent effort after UIW forced a fourth set, defeating the Cardinals, 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 28-30, 25-15) on Thursday night.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats will look to maintain hold on first place in the Southland Conference this week when they host a pair of matches against UIW and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Johnson Coliseum.
Sam Houston State volleyball picked up a thrilling victory last Thursday night at Houston Baptist. The most important win, however, came earlier in the day across town.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats swept the Southland Conference's weekly honors on Monday with Brooke White and Taylor Cunningham each nabbing an award, according to an announcement by league officials.
Sam Houston State captured its eighth-consecutive victory, using a dominant performance to close out non-conference action while sweeping Prairie View A&M (25-16, 25-16, 25-15) on Saturday afternoon at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats' perfect Southland Conference mark was in jeopardy after two sets on Thursday, but Coach Brenda Gray's squad hit .304 in the final three sets and overcame a 2-0 deficit for the first time since 2014 in a 3-2 (25-27, 18-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-13) win over Houston Baptist at Sharp Gym.
No team in the Southland Conference has been more on fire than the Sam Houston State Bearkats, but they will get their biggest test of league play on Thursday when they open up their weekly slate at Houston Baptist.
Four Bearkats finished in double-digit kills and Sam Houston fought off a rough first set to remain unbeaten in Southland Conference play, taking down McNeese, 3-1 (23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-18) on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Gym.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats cruised to their fifth straight win on Thursday night, sweeping past Nicholls for the second time in the span of nine days, 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-13) at Stopher Gym on Thursday.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats have gotten off to just the start they wanted in Southland Conference play, and they will look to keep that momentum going this weekend when they hit the road for a pair of matches at Nicholls and McNeese.
Senior outside hitter Jordyn Vaughn was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday in an announcement by league officials after helping the Bearkats to three wins.
Sam Houston State boasted a dominant three-set victory against Southeastern Louisiana (25-7, 25-20, 25-18) to cap its three-match homestand on Saturday afternoon at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.