LAFAYETTE, La. (11/09/08) The longest road trip in North Texas volleyball history ended with a 3-0 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday afternoon (25-15, 25-21, 25-16).
Needing a win to keep its hopes of reaching the Sun Belt Tournament alive, the Mean Green (6-23, 4-12 Sun Belt West) couldn’t get out of its own way versus the Ragin’ Cajuns (7-19, 4-12 Sun Belt West). NT posted 28 attack errors and hit -.009 to wrap up the six-match road swing.
The Mean Green front lines were up for the Cajuns, posting 10 blocks on the day. Kati Dillard and Salah Schoenecke combined for nine, and Chelsea Cook and Lacy Reasons came off the bench and sent back three apiece as well.
Amy Huddleston provided the bulk of the Mean Green offense with nine kills on 29 attempts. Sarah Willey led 12 North Texas players with 13 digs versus the Cajuns, who were held to just .127 hitting.
The second set was up for grabs as neither team could get its offense rolling. The two squads combined for 20 attack errors and -.051 hitting, but ULL runs of 4-0 and 7-2 gave the Cajuns too much momentum.
The Mean Green finds itself backed into a corner with two matches left in the season. NT hosts Arkansas State on Friday and UALR on Sunday, and must take both matches to keep its tournament hopes alive. NT has never failed to make the Sun Belt Conference tournament since joining the league in 2000.