Kacey Deterding compiled 18 kills and 14 digs Tuesday night to lead Lubbock Christian to a 25-23, 25-19, 25-23 non-conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena.
Deterding also had three total blocks for the Lady Chaps (7-7), whIle Amy Edwards posted 11 kills and five total blocks.
The Zias (4-8) were led by senior middle blocker Bree Lucero of Fort Sumner, who had 13 kills and four total blocks (two solos). Freshman outside hitter Courtney Lawson nearly had a double-double, finishing with nine kills and 11 digs.
The first set was extremely close — there were 17 ties and neither side led by more than two points. Kills by Deterding and Erin Fisher broke a 23-23 tie and gave the Lady Chaps the win.
LCU opened the first lead of more than two points with a 7-0 run in the second set to go ahead 11-4. Deterding had five kills during the surge, and the other points came on ENMU attack errors, and the Zias never got closer than three points the rest of the set.
The Zias stormed to a 7-1 lead in the third game behind two kills from Lawson and back-to-back service aces by freshman defensive specialist Lindsay Bost. LCU countered with an 8-1 surge to take the lead, only to see the Zias go up 15-11 with the help of three straight errors by the Lady Chaps.
LCU pulled even at 16-16, but five consecutive Zias points — including two aces by junior setter Kennedi Catano — put ENMU back in control at 22-17. The Lady Chaps scored the next six points to move in front, then after an LCU service error they finished it out on a Deterding kill and another ENMU attack error.
Lubbock Christian 3, ENMU 0
Lubbock Christian 25 25 25
ENMU 23 19 23
Kills — Lubbock Christian, Kacey Deterding 18, Amy Edwards 11. Eastern New Mexico, Bree Lucero 13, Courtney Lawson 9, Lauren Frye 8. Block solos — Lubbock Christian, Ariel Froeschl 2, Deterding 1, Edwards 1. Eastern New Mexico, Lucero 2. Block assists — Lubbock Christian, Froeschl 5, Edwards 4, Erin Fisher 4, Deterding 3, Abby White 2. Eastern New Mexico, Lucero 2, Kaitlyn Maddams 2. Digs — Lubbock Christian, Christa Daniel 18, Deterding 14. Eastern New Mexico, Hayley Couch 16, Lawson 11. Aces — Lubbock Christian, Kyleigh Lucia 2. Eastern New Mexico, Lindsay Bost 2, Kennedi Catano 2, Couch 1. Assists — Lubbock Christian, Fisher 43. Eastern New Mexico, Karra Day 21. T — 1:22. A — 378. Records — Lubbock Christian 7-7, Eastern New Mexico 4-8.