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Volleyball increases win streak in sweep against Louisiana at Lafayette

Texas State volleyball earned its second sweep of the weekend Oct. 17 as it defeated No. 15 University of Louisiana at Lafayette (25-15, 25-20, 26-24) to take the series 3-0.
The Bobcats are now on an eight-game win streak and have an 11-1 overall and 6-0 Sun Belt Conference record.
Texas State kept the momentum from its Oct. 16 wins, jumping to a four-point lead to dominate the Ragin’ Cajuns. Four kills apiece from redshirt sophomore outside hitter Lauren Teske and junior middle blocker Jillian Slaughter secured the first-set win 25-15.
The ‘Cats once again got off to an early lead in the second set, scoring five unanswered points before forcing a Louisiana timeout. The Cajuns were never able to tie the set despite a late effort and lost 25-20.
Louisiana put forth its biggest effort in the third set as both teams exchanged the lead six times. After the Cajuns secured a 23-20 advantage, the Bobcats took a timeout to regain confidence and then went on a 6-1 burst to scrape by the set and win 26-24.
Senior middle blocker Tyeranee Scott and junior outside hitter Janell Fitzgerald matched a series-high 11 kills, with Fitzgerald also added a match-high three blocks. 
The Bobcats pulled off a .301 match hitting percentage while holding the Ragin’ Cajuns to a .187 percentage. Texas State also dominated across the stat board, defeating Louisiana in kills (53-35), blocks (5-4), assists (52-35) and digs (63-56).
Next up, Texas State will take on Little Rock in a three-game series, starting at 11 a.m. on Oct. 23 at Strahan Arena.

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