26 Oct 2022 Harding pushes winning streak to 22
SEARCY – The Harding volleyball team swept Ouachita Baptist 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-22) Tuesday in Great American Conference action.
After Tuesday’s results, Harding earned the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament November 10-12 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. With three conference matches remaining, the Lady Bisons need one more victory to win the conference regular season championship.
Harding’s winning streak dates back to August 27th. Harding broke the previous record of 17 that was accomplished twice with the first being in 2002 and the second in 2005 last Friday after defeating Southwestern Oklahoma 3-1.
Harding improves to 24-1 overall and 13-0 in the GAC.
Ouachita Baptist falls to 16-11 overall and 8-6 in the GAC.
Trailing 11-8 in the first set, Ouachita Baptist went on a 6-1 run to lead 14-12. Harding kept it close and then took a 23-21 lead. The Tigers answered back with two straight points to tie the set at 23. The Lady Bisons had back-to-back kills to win the set 25-23. Harding had 15 kills in the set.
Trailing 11-10 in the second set, Harding went on a 5-0 run to lead 15-11. Leading 19-15, the Lady Bisons went on a 6-1 run to win the set 25-16. Harding had 12 kills in the set with only three attack errors.
Trailing 3-1 in the third set, Ouachita Baptist went on a 6-1 run on three kills to lead 6-4. Harding answered back with an 8-3 run to lead 12-9. The Tigers won the next four points to retake the lead 13-12. The Lady Bisons battled to on a 7-2 run on three aces and four kills to lead 19-15. Harding went on to win the set 25-22. The Lady Bisons had 18 kills in the set.
– Harding had 45 kills, 24 attack errors and hit .141 in the match.
– Kelli McKinnon and Skyler McKinnon each led the Lady Bisons with 11 kills.
– Harding had 75 digs in the match. Emma Winiger led the Lady Bisons with 26. Logan Smith also had 12 digs and Kinley Schnell had 11.
– Ouachita Baptist had 35 kills, 18 attack errors and hit .121.
– Emily Adams led the Tigers with 12 kills.
– Lexie Castillow had 27 of the Tigers’ 66 digs in the match.
Harding will be back in action Thursday when it travels to Arkadelphia, Arkansas to take on Henderson State at 6:30 p.m.