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November 11th, 2008
Bobcats tied in SLC volleyball going to final week


Going down to the wire on the regular season, the Texas State volleyball team can still win the Southland Conference outright, but its chances took a hit on Nov. 7 in a four-set loss at Lamar.

The match confirmed what the final standings are likely to show – that Texas State and Lamar are very even. Indeed, both now have two losses in the league going to the final week of the regular season to tie for first place. Texas State is 19-13 overall and 12-2 in the SLC, while Lamar s 13-9 and 11-2.

Texas State defeated Lamar earlier this season, meaning the two teams would be tied on a head-to-head basis if they finish in a first-place tie.

Lamar has to play an extra game this week to finish out its schedule, starting tonight at Sam Houston State. The Cardinals play at home against Northwestern State Friday, then at home against Central Arkansas Saturday.

Texas State will finish its regular season schedule at home against Texas-San Antonio Thursday and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Saturday.

Three of the four games between Texas State and Lamar went past 25 in the Lamar victory (25-27, 25-18, 26-24, 26-24).

The Bobcats took a 12-9 lead in the fourth game, but Lamar rallied for a 16-12 lead and the Bobcats spent the rest of the game trying to catch up.

Four players double-doubled for Texas State, Jessica Weynand led the Bobcats with 14 kills and 16 digs, while Lawrencia Brown finished with 11 kills and 15 digs. Brittany Collins finished with 27 assists and 11 digs, followed by Shelbi Irvin with 16 assists and 13 digs.

The Bobcats came back with a four-game win at Sam Houston State (25-18, 22-25, 30-28, 25-23) on Nov. 8.

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