SHAWNEE- St. Gregory's (14-6, 4-3 SAC) won in dominating fashion on Tuesday night in Shawnee against Langston University (2-16, 2-4 RRAC) on their annual Dig Pink Night. The Cavaliers were able to take down the Lions in just three quick sets with victories of 25-12, 25-13, and 25-12. The Cavs rushed out to a 8-1 lead in the very first set, and they never let up off of the gas.
Sunny Clark (JR/Dublin, Texas) has been very successful this season as one of the Cavs two primary setters, but on Tuesday night she was unstoppable at the service line. Clark recorded a career high in aces with 11. She served up 6 of those aces in the final set, including a stretch of four in a row. Clark finished the match with, a match-high, 25 assists, and 6 digs.
Offensively the Cavaliers were led by Courtney Murphy (SR/Tulsa, Okla.)'s stellar night. Murphy collected a match-high in kills, with 11, while hitting for an incredible attack percentage of .647. Not only is Murphy a great offensiive player, but she is also the best blocker in program history. She is No. 1 in career total blocks, No. 1 in career block assists, and coming into tonight's match, she was tied for first place in career solo blocks. Murphy was able to collect 5 block assists against Langston, but was not able to collect a solo block to become the lone leader in career solo blocks.
Krystal Lopez (SR/El Paso, Texas) performed very well offensively once again, as she put away 10 kills, and she also recorded 10 digs on defense for a double-double. BreAnna Smoak (JR/Iowa Park, Texas) put away 7 terminations on just 15 attempts, for a .333 attack percentage.
Natasha Rodriguez (SR/Pecos, Texas) and Kayley Davis (SO/Irving, Texas) each collected 17 digs, which was tied for a match-high.
The Cavs will be back in action this weekend when they play on the road at MACU and at USAO. SGU will play at MACU on Fri., Oct. 6 at 7 PM, and then the Cavs play the next day at USAO at 2 PM.