The Arka Tech

Milnick’s triple-double pushes Suns to 28-0

The dominance will look to continue as the Arkansas Tech Golden Suns volleyball team will take on the Southern Arkansas Lady Muleriders Thursday, Nov. 2, at Tucker Coliseum, with a scheduled start time of 6 p.m. The Golden Suns are ranked at XXth in the nation and are one of two teams left in division II undefeated.

The Golden Suns, 28-0 and 9-0 in the Great American Conference play, will take on the Lady Mule Riders, 8-19 and 1-11 in GAC play. The Golden Suns still sit at the top of the GAC, while the Lady Muleriders are ranked last in the GAC.

Last week, the Golden Suns continued to flex their dominance on the court as they defeated the Henderson State Reddies in a 3-1 match. The Golden Suns have lost only eight sets total over the course of the season. “In the second set we lacked competitive energy,” Kristy Bayer, head coach for the Golden Suns, said. “Henderson State had the momentum in the second set, but in our intermission, we talked about coming out and having more energy.”

Leading the Golden Suns with her second triple-double on the season was Amanda Milnick, from Tahlequah, Oklahoma, who finished the match with 41 assists, 11 kills and 10 digs. Milnick also ended the night with a career-high five service aces. With Milnick’s five aces, the Golden Suns reached 10 total aces in the match.

Allie Anderson, from Bryant, led the Golden Suns with 16 kills. Tabitha Spray, from Denton, Texas, came close behind her with 13 kills and a .429 attack percentage.

Madison Nagel, from Rowlett, Texas, was second in digs with 15. Meredith Darnell, from Russellville, came in second with 10 digs.