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Texas State volleyball coach Karen Chisum will bring her squad back home this weekend after three straight on the road (Texas State sports information photo).

STAFF REPORT

The Texas State volleyball team, after three straight matches on the road, returns home this weekend for two matches in the Sun Belt Conference.

The Bobcats will play Arkansas State at Strahan Coliseum on Friday (6:30 p.m.), and Arkansas-Little Rockat the same location (1 p.m.) for the annual Pink Out game to raise funds for breast cancer research.

Fans wearing pink on Sunday will be admitted for $3 and a silent auction will take place at 5 p.m. All of the proceeds will go to Pink Heels, a Hays Country organization that benefits breast cancer patients.

Wednesday, the Bobcats lost at Texas-Arlington (UTA) in five matches by scores of 18-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-22 and 15-12. The loss dropped the Bobcats to 13-7 overall and 3-2 in the Sun Belt Conference.

Sierra Smith provided a bright spot for Texas State with a career high and school record of 37 digs.

Five Bobcats reached double-digit kills. Shelby Vas Matt led the team with 16 kills, Amari Deardorff added 14, Alexandra Simms had 13 and two players, Ashlee Hilbun and Molly Ahrens, each had 12.

Caylin Mahoney gave out 58 assists with 15 digs while Vas Matt double-doubled with 13 digs.

Smith’s 37 digs were the most for a Texas State player since 2006.

 

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