Tech stays undefeated in GAC with sweep

arka tech sportsOn Friday, the Golden Suns started with an easy first set but had to fight back against the Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs (11-8, 5-3 GAC) to take the win.

Freshman Hunter Eshnaur tallied 19 kills on .359 hitting, adding four aces and eight digs, while senior Katie Huff added 13 kills on .458 hitting and a pair of blocks.

“Hunter Eshnaur did a great job of getting kills for us when we needed them,” head coach Kristy Bayer said. “She was mixing the ball up on the court and had a really nice match. [Freshman] Sarita Stegall was making good choices offensively, and we were able to turn that into points for the team.”

The Golden Suns hit .319 for the match, adding eight team blocks, while the Bulldogs attacked at a .273 clip.

Saturday afternoon, Tech was back in action facing Northwestern Oklahoma.

The Golden Suns topped the Rangers (6-13, 4-5 GAC) by scores of 25-19, 25-22 and 25-22.

“We wanted to say thanks to the community and the students who continue to support us all season and gave us great crowds, especially over our fall break,” Bayer says.

Eshnaur tallied 13 kills to lead the team, with sophomore Haley Own adding 11 kills.

Stegall notched at least 40 assists for the eighth time this season.

Tech hit .280 on the day, including a .415 mark in the opening set.

The Golden Suns are back in Tucker Coliseum Tuesday, hosting Lyon College and Central Baptist in a tri-match beginning at 3 p.m.