Golden Suns reach rank #18

Ricci logan/The Arka Tech Lexie Johnston spikes the ball past three defenders as they continue to set a program record for highest national rank.

The Golden Suns remain undefeated at the time of writing and will look to continue that streak as they take on the East Central Tigers this Friday in Oklahoma at 6 p.m. The Golden Suns recently moved to 18-0, making this the longest win streak to start a season for the Golden Suns.

The 18th ranked Golden Suns, 18-0 and 5-0 in Great American Conference play, will take on the Tigers, 4-13 and 0-5 in GAC play. The Golden Suns remain at the top of the GAC standings while the Tigers are placed last.

Last week, the Golden Suns earned two more sweeps as they defeated the Henderson State Reddies and the Arkansas-Monticello Lady Boll Weevils. With these wins, 14 of their 18 matches have ended in a 3-0 sweep.

In the win against the Reddies, the Golden Suns had 16 kills and just two errors in the first set. A 15-4 run in the second set allowed the Golden Sun to take control. Hunter Eshnaur, from Russellville, led all players with 13 kills and a .579 attack percentage. Allie Anderson, from Bryant, followed with 11 kills. Amanda Milnick, from Tahlequah, Oklahoma, recorded a match high of 34 assists. Madison Nagel, from Rowlett, Texas, led all players with 14 digs.

The Golden Suns earned their 18th win with a 3-0 sweep over the Lady Boll Weevils. Anderson led the Suns with 11 kills, followed by Eshnaur who had eight. Milnick led again with 37 assists, and her 12 digs, her 15th career double-double. Nagel had a match high of 17 digs.

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