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Texas State’s Amari Deardorff surpassed 1,000 career kills in a volleyball victory against Louisiana-Lafayette (Texas State sports information photo).


The Texas State volleyball team swept Louisiana-Lafayette in three sets Friday at Strahan Coliseum.

It was the first competition for any Texas State team within the Sun Belt Conference, which the school joined this year.

The scores were 25-15, 26-24, 25-12. The Bobcats improved to 11-5 overall and 1-0 in the league.

Texas State’s Amari Deardorff surpassed her 1,000th kill with 13 kills in the match for a career total of 1,006. Deardorff is the 16th Bobcat to make her way into the team’s 1,000-kill club. Makeda Smith is Texas State’s all-time record holder with 1,709.

Freshman Shelby Vas Matt put up 11 kills for the Bobcats, who finished with a team hitting percentage of .297. Deardorff hit .440, while Vas Matt hit .375. Setter Caylin Mahoney gave out 34 assists, adding eight digs and two kills.

Texas State’s Sierra Smith led the defensive effort with 12 digs to lead all players. Ali Hubicsak and Mahoney each chipped in eight to help Texas State tally 46 digs.

The Bobcats return to Sun Belt play Sunday (1 p.m.) at Strahan Coliseum against Louisiana-Monroe.


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