Golden Suns on a 16-match streak

Katie Huff moves into position as Sarita Stegall sets the ball during Friday's Golden Suns volleyball match. Credits: Matthew Emery/The Arka Tech

Backed by big nights from junior Kaylee Konsella and senior Kaci Jackson, the Arkansas Tech women’s volleyball team turned away Henderson State with a 3-0 sweep in a Great America Conference match Oct. 29 at Tucker Coliseum.

The Golden Suns (22-5, 12-0 GAC) pushed their winning streak to 16 matches overall with the 25-20, 25-15, 25-16 victory and extended a GAC streak to 24 consecutive matches dating back to last season.
Tech also raised $862 through auctioning off its game-worn jerseys, with the proceeds going to River Valley Food 4 Kids through Tech’s Fight On Against Childhood Hunger Initiative.

“It was a successful night for two reasons,” head coach Kristy Bayer said. “First we raised almost $900 for River Valley Food 4 Kids, and secondly, we were able to get a 3-0 win over Henderson to move our record to 12-0. We’re taking the final third of our schedule in stride, with the rest of the Arkansas schools left to go. Now there’s one down, four to go.”

Freshman Sarita Stegall posted 38 assists and eight digs for the match, while sophomore McCall Wilkins and senior Katie Huff each put up seven kills in the middle.

The Golden Suns finish their regular season with four GAC matches over the next two weeks, heading to Arkansas-Monticello Tuesday before returning to Tucker Coliseum to face Southern Arkansas Thursday.