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.
The Bearkats defeated the Privateers, 3-1, (25-27, 25-15, 25-19, 25-18), at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum, running their Southland Conference record to 3-0 for the first time since 2013
Sam Houston State shrugged off a slow start to jump all over Nicholls, defeating the Colonels, 3-0 (25-22, 25-8, 25-14) in the first of three-straight home matches on Tuesday night at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
After opening up Southland Conference play with a win, the Sam Houston State Bearkats will come back home to Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum for three matches in just five days beginning Tuesday evening against Nicholls.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats kicked off Southland Conference play with a bang on Saturday afternoon, taking the final three sets to knock off Abilene Christian, 3-1 (18-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-18) at Moody Coliseum.
The second season for Sam Houston State volleyball team will kick off on Saturday when the Bearkats open up Southland Conference play at Abilene Christian.