Harding volleyball wins 10th straight game

ARKADELPHIA – The Harding volleyball team stayed perfect in Great American Conference action on Tuesday after defeating Ouachita Baptist 3-1 (25-21, 16-25, 26-24, 25-13). Harding will continue Great American Conference action tonight when it hosts Arkansas Tech at 6 p.m. at the Rhodes-Reaves Field House.

Harding improves to 12-1 on the season and is 2-0 in GAC action.

Ouachita Baptist falls to 6-7 overall and 0-2 in the GAC.


Trailing 14-12 in the first set, Harding went on an 8-1 run to take a 20-15 lead. Ouachita Baptist won the next five points to tie the set at 20. The Lady Bisons closed the set on a 5-1 run to win 25-21. Harding had 12 kills in the set and held the Tigers to hitting .021.


Ouachita Baptist quickly jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the second set on five kills. Harding battled back to pull within two, 14-12 but the Tigers went on to win the set 25-16. Ouachita Baptist had 12 kills and only three attack errors in the set.


Trailing 14-11 in the third set, Ouachita Baptist took a 16-14 lead after a 5-0 run on three kills. Harding answered back with a 6-2 run on four kills to lead 20-18. Trailing 23-22, Harding scored the next two points on back-to-back kills to lead 24-23. The Tigers then tied it up but a kill by Libby Hinton and a block gave the Lady Bisons the set 26-24. Harding had 17 kills in the set.


Harding carried its momentum into the fourth set taking a 14-8 lead. The Lady Bisons then went on an 8-0 run on three kills to lead 22-8. Harding cruised the rest of the way to a 25-13 set victory. The Lady Bisons had 13 kills and forced seven Tiger attack errors.



  • Harding had 53 kills and hit .158 in the match. It was the fifth time this season the Lady Bisons have had over 50 kills in a match.
  • The reigning GAC offensive player of the week Kelli McKinnon led Harding with 13 kills and five blocks.
  • Kyler McKinnon also had 11 kills for the Lady Bisons.
  • Sarah Morehead had 43 assists and four blocks.
  • Harding had 87 digs in the match with three players in double figures. Emma Winiger led the defense with 24 digs. Grecia Soriano had a career-high 15 digs and Logan Smith had 14 digs.

Ouachita Baptist

  • Ouachita Baptist had 40 kills, 21 attack errors and hit .119 in the match.
  • Four different players had seven kills.
  • Lexie Castillow led the defense with 33 digs.