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Texas State volleyball players are feeling good after winning four of their last five matches (Texas State sports information photo).


The regular season championship in the Sun Belt Conference probably is out of reach by now for the Texas State volleyball team, but they have six regular season matches remaining and plenty of opportunity to move up from fourth place before the league tournament that starts on Nov. 21.

The Bobcats are 7-5 in the Sun Belt (17-10) overall. This weekend they have two matches at Strahan Coliseum.

The big one will begin Friday at 6 p.m. against Western Kentucky, which leads the league and has won 14 of its last 15 matches. Sunday (6:30 p.m.), the Bobcats will face Georgia State.

Western Kentucky leads the league at 10-1, followed by

Texas State won two matches in the last week and has won four of the last five, all within the league.

On Oct. 27, at Troy, the Bobcats prevailed in four sets. The scores were 25-15, 19-25, 25-23 and 25-19.

Kelsey Weynand, a freshman, finishing with a season high 12 kills and 17 digs for the Bobcats. Amari Deardorff matched Weynand with 12 kills and Ashlee Hilbun added 10. Sierra Smith led the Bobcats with 21 digs, followed by Weynand and Ali Gonzales with 17 each. Caylin Mahoney had 32 assists, 14 digs and eight kills on a .400 hitting percentage.

Wednesday night at Strahan Coliseum, the Bobcats swept Texas-Arlington (UTA) in three games. The scores were 25-21, 25-19 and 25-22. The Mavericks had won four straight matches.

Deardorff had 13 kills, followed by Alexandra Simms with 10. Four Bobcats hit above .300 as the Bobcats outhit UTA, .322 to .105. Mahoney gave out 31 assists with eight digs and four kills. Shelby Vas Matt finished with eight kills and one error.

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