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Bobcats down Appalachian State to extend winning streak

Texas State Volleyball
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Texas State swept Appalachian State, 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-20), on Friday at Strahan Arena. 

The Bobcats are now the lone undefeated team in Sun Belt play after UT Arlington defeated Coastal Carolina on Friday. Texas State’s win also marked its 12th straight, which is longest winning streak since 2009. 

The Bobcats (17-5, 8-0 Sun Belt) jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the opening set against App State (13-6, 5-2). Texas State held onto the lead throughout the set. The Mountaineers got to within 15-11, but the Bobcats rolled to a 25-19 win in the first set.

App State got out to an early 4-1 advantage in the following frame. But Texas State evened the set at 7-7. The Bobcats went on a 7-2 run to grab a 14-9 lead midway through the second set. The Mountaineers fought to within two points seven times during the rest of the period. But Texas State earned a 25-22 second-set victory to take a 2-0 match advantage.

App State held a 7-2 lead in the third set. But the Bobcats fought back and turned things around with a 6-1 run to claim an 18-15 lead. Texas State went on to take the set 25-20 and the match, 3-0.  

Junior outside hitter/setter Cheyenne Huskey recorded a match-high 18 kills. Freshman setter Emily DeWalt tallied a match-best 35 assists, while adding eight digs, six kills and two blocks. Junior libero Micah Dinwiddie had 12 digs, while sophomore defensive specialist Brooke Johnson amassed 10 digs. Senior middle blocker Halee Brewer set a career-high with five blocks against Appalachian State. 

The Bobcats took on two-time defending conference champion Coastal Carolina on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. inside Strahan Arena. The match ended after press time. 

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