Commerce sweeps Zias

CMI staff

COMMERCE, Texas — Breanne Snyder had 13 kills and Texas A&M-Commerce handed Eastern New Mexico University a 25-15, 25-18, 25-22 Lone Star Conference volleyball loss on Friday night.

ENMU (8-18, 4-11 LSC), which finishes its regular season with a 1 p.m. (MST) LSC match today at Texas Woman’s, is already assured the No. 8 seed in next week’s LSC tournament at Canyon, Texas.

Ciara Holmes added 11 kills and Amy Devault had nine kills and 15 digs for the Lions (22-7, 9-6).

Freshman outside hitter Lauren Frye had eight kills for ENMU, while senior libero Hayley Couch compiled a match-high 17 digs.

The Zias led 6-4 in the first set on a kill by senior middle blocker Kaitlyn Maddams and an ace by freshman defensive specialist Lindsey Bost, but Commerce went on a 13-2 run at that point to take control of the set.

The Zias led 5-2 in the second set, then got two kills and a block assist from senior middle blocker Bree Lucero to regain a 10-9 lead. A&M-C, though, again took control, running off 11 of the next 14 points.

The Zias erased a 13-8 deficit in the third set to lead by three after a 9-1 run that included three kills Frye and a combined five block assists from Maddams and Lucero. The Lions went ahead with a 6-1 run, but the Zias countered with three points to take a 21-20 lead as junior middle blocker Agatha Gibbons had a block and a kill before Commerce scored five of the final six points to wrap it up.

Lucero had six block assists, the second consecutive match she’s had six total blocks, while Maddams tied a career high with four block assists.

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