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Golden Suns volleyball beats Cameron, Williams Baptist

The Arkansas Tech Golden Suns volleyball team was led by Kaylee Konsella with double-digit kills in both matches against Cameron University and Williams Baptist on Tuesday at Tucker Coliseum. Tech (12-5) defeated Cameron 3-1 and Williams Baptist 13-0.

Against Cameron (5-7), she hit .346 and earned 25 kills, while against Williams Baptist (10-9), she hit .435 and earned 12 kills.

Sierra Nighswonger dished out 57 assists and 13 digs against Cameron, earning herself a doubledouble. She recorded 38 assists and 5 service aces against Williams Baptist in Tech’s win.

Against Cameron, the Golden Suns won the first set 25-22. Cameron came back with fire to claim the second set 25-22. The Golden Suns came on top by winning sets three and four 25-18 and 25-23.

The Golden Suns outhit Cameron .250 to .181. Katie Huff added 12 kills, hitting .296, and had four blocks out of the seven team blocks for the match. Emily Todd had a double-double with 10 kills and 14 digs, while Madison Nagel added 25 digs.

In the second match, the Golden Suns swept past Williams Baptist with set wins 25-18, 25-21, 25-15.

Tech outhit Williams Baptist .301 to .176. Huff added 10 kills, hitting .438, while Konsella added 12 kills, hitting .435. Todd added 10 kills, while Nagel added a 12- dig effort. The Golden Suns out blocked Williams Baptist 5-1.

The Golden Suns are going to put all of their focus on the next couple of days to prepare themselves for two conference matches against Southeastern Oklahoma and East Central. Tech will be on the road for these two matches this weekend.

The Golden Suns play Friday at 7 p.m. against Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant, Okla. On Saturday at 2 p.m., Tech will take on East Central in Ada, Okla.

The Golden Suns next home game will be Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. against the University of Arkansas-Monticello.

Prior to beating Cameron and Williams Baptist, the Golden Suns traveled to Jackson, Tenn., on Friday and Saturday to challenge Union University and Trevecca Nazarene University.

Neither team proved a threat to Tech, as the Golden Suns swept each team 3-0.

Union (3-9) was no match to Huff’s 11-kill, .667 percent performance. The Golden Suns outscored Union 25-1, 25-19,25-17. Todd had nine kills, while Sarah Bennett added eight kills.

Nighswonger recorded 24 assists, Nagel recorded 16 digs and Todd recorded six aces.

Trevecca Nazarene (8-5) fell to the Golden Suns 25-17, 25-12, 27-25. Huff led the Golden Suns’ attack with 17 kills. Konsella recorded 13 kills, and Todd recorded 11 kills. Nighswonger recorded 42 assists, and Nagel recorded 16 digs. Todd added 10 digs. Nagle served three aces.