UMHB volleyball sweeps Hardin-Simmons in opener

UMHB volleyball sweeps Hardin-Simmons in opener
Posted at 10:13 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 23:13:41-04

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor volleyball team swept West Division rival Hardin-Simmons 3-0 in the Cru’s home opener Tuesday evening in Belton. The win improved UMHB to 7-1 on the season and 2-0 in American Southwest Conference action while the Cowgirls fell to 8-4 overall and 1-3 in league play.

Jenna Gillean and Corinne Novak led the Cru with nine kills each while Sarah Paolini and Miranda Klein each added six. Cory Jo Martin assisted 22 kills as UMHB hit .219 in the contest. UMHB also had seven services aces in the contest, led by Paolini and Haleigh Evans with two each. Defensively, Gillean was the leader with 20 kills while Paolini led the attack at the net with six blocks. UMHB totaled 36 kills, 55 digs and nine team blocks. Hardin-Simmons had 33 kills on 126 attacks with 49 digs and four blocks.

UMHB returns to action on Friday, September 21st in an 11 a.m. match against the University of Texas at Dallas at the Mayborn Campus Center in Belton.