A&M-COMMERCE BEGINS ROAD SWING AT MIDWESTERN STATE, CAMERON
A&M-Commerce Lions at Midwestern State Mustangs
Friday, September 28 • 7 p.m.
D.L. Ligon Coliseum • Wichita Falls
Records: A&M-Commerce (11-3, 3-2 LSC); Midwestern State (3-10, 1-4 LSC)
A&M-Commerce Lions at Cameron Aggies
Saturday, September 29 • 2 p.m.
Aggie Gymnasium • Lawton, Okla.
Records: A&M-Commerce (11-3, 3-2 LSC); Cameron (5-8, 1-3 LSC)
A&M-Commerce embarks on a crucial four-match Lone Star Conference road trip, beginning with a trip north this weekend. The Lions open up the weekend with a meeting against Midwestern State in Wichita Falls Friday at 7 p.m. before facing Cameron in Lawton, Okla. on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Lions Match 2011 Win Total
A&M-Commerce was hoping for marked improvement in 2011 with its veteran team, and it is already seeing dividends. With the 3-0 victory against Southeastern Oklahoma State Tuesday evening, the Lions notched their 11 th win of the season, equaling the total from the 2011 campaign. Head coach Craig Case, who is in his third season at A&M-Commerce, posted 14 victories in his first season in 2010.
Scouting the Mustangs
2012: 3-10 overall, 1-4 Lone Star Conference, 1-1 home
Last Three Matches: L at West Texas A&M (3-0), W vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville (3-2), L vs. Incarnate Word (3-1)
Head Coach: Venera Flores-Stafford (Univ. of Dallas, 1995). Eighth season at Midwestern State (148-125, .542); 12th season overall (257-217, .542)
• #21 Shelbi Stewart (Sr., OH): 125 kills, .213 hitting pct., 97 digs, 12 blocks
• #10 Caitlin Wallace (Jr., MB): 105 kills, .267 hitting pct., 32 digs, 26 blocks
• #2 Kasey Decker (So., MB): 72 kills, .131 hitting pct., 24 blocks
• #7 Michelle Blount (Jr., MB): 68 kills, .192 hitting pct., 23 blocks
• #13 Kristan Aduddell (So., S): 275 assists, 27 kills, .105 hitting pct., 13 aces, 86 digs
• #8 Casey Fletcher (So., L): 172 digs, 4 aces, 16 assists
Synopsis: Midwestern State struggled out of the gate in 2012, dropping nine of its first 11 matches. The Mustangs are 1-4 in Lone Star Conference play, falling on the road at Tarleton State, Angelo State and West Texas A&M.
Series Information: A&M-Commerce and Midwestern State meet for the 30th time Friday evening with the Lions holding a 16-13 edge in the all-time series. The two teams split the pair of meetings in 2011, taking a win on its home court, as the Lions are 5-8 all-time at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Midwestern State holds a 6-4 edge in the last 10 meetings between the two.
Scouting the Aggies
2012: 5-8 overall, 1-3 Lone Star Conference, 1-2 home. Cameron plays Texas Woman’s Friday evening
Last Three Matches: L vs. Dallas Baptist (3-1), W vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville (3-1), L vs. Incarnate Word (3-0)
Head Coach: Douglas Tabbert (Baker Univ., 1999). Second season at Cameron (20-23, .465)
• #5 Kathryn Evans (Fr., OH): 156 kills, .174 hitting pct., 28 digs, 14 blocks
• #4 Shannon Dulaney (Fr., OH): 148 kills, .083 hitting pct., 8 aces, 120 digs, 7 blocks
• #12 Rebecca Green (So., MB): 134 kills, .174 hitting pct., 26 blocks
• #11 Annelise Carpenter (Fr., MB): 87 kills, .208 hitting pct., 6 aces, 35 blocks
• #3 Jenna Risoli (Jr., S): 461 assists, 31 kills, .098 hitting pct., 106 digs, 14 blocks
• #9 Nisa Garcia (So., L): 118 digs, 4 aces, 13 assists
Synopsis: Cameron started off the 2012 season with a 4-4 non-conference mark, including winning four of five matches at the beginning of September. The Aggies are 1-3 in Lone Star Conference play, defeating Texas A&M-Kingsville while dropping decisions to Tarleton State, Angelo State and Incarnate Word.
Series: Saturday marks the 43rd meeting between A&M-Commerce and Cameron with the Aggies holding a 22-20 edge in the all-time series. The Lions dominated the early part of the series, winning the first 15 matches, but the Aggies have won 22 of the last 27 meeings, including six of the last seven. Cameron won both meetings in 2011, notching a 3-2 decision in Lawton before defeating the Lions 3-1 in Commerce.
Lions Close Out Homestand With 3-0 Sweep of Savage Storm
A&M-Commerce hosted Southeastern Oklahoma State Tuesday evening at the Field House, looking for a little bit of payback for a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Savage Storm on September 7th. The Lions responded in a major way, sweeping Southeastern Oklahoma behind 11 kills from Breanne Snyder and 10 from Rachel Robertson. A&M-Commerce closed out its four-match homestand with a 2-2 mark and have recorded 3-0 sweeps in nine of it 11 victories on the year.
2012 Single-Match Highs
Heading into this weekend's matches at Midwestern State and Cameron, here is a rundown of the Lion single-match high performances in 2012:
|Kills:||22 • Rachel Robertson vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State (Sept. 7)|
|Hitting Pct.:||.667 • Rachel Robertson (13-1-18) vs. West Alabama (Aug. 31)|
|Attacks:||52 • Breanne Snyder vs. Ouachita Baptist (Sept. 7)|
|Assists:||45 • Jordan Neal vs. Ouachita Baptist (Sept. 7)|
|Digs:||29 • Michaela Spicer vs. William Jewell (Sept. 8)|
|Aces:||5 • Jordan Neal at Incarnate Word (Sept. 14)|
|Blocks:||7 • Kayla Bond (0-7) vs. Eastern New Mexico (Sept. 22)|
|7 • Ciara Holmes (1-6) vs. Eastern New Mexico (Sept. 22)|
|Kills:||65 vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State (Sept. 7)|
|Hitting Pct.:||.404 (48-10-94) vs. West Alabama (Aug. 31)|
|Attacks:||204 vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State (Sept. 7)|
|Assists:||50, two times (last vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State, Sept. 7)|
|Digs:||93 vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State (Sept. 7)|
|Aces:||14 vs. LeMoyne-Owen (Sept. 1)|
|Blocks:||10.5 vs. Eastern New Mexico (Sept. 22)|
Following the pair of road matches this weekend, A&M-Commerce continues its four-match Lone Star Conference road swing, traveling to Stephenville for a showdown with Tarleton State on Friday, October 5. The Lions then visit San Angelo for a meeting with nationally-ranked Angelo State on Saturday, October 6.