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Elodie Chapelet
Elodie Chapelet


LU volleyball’s Bre’Ala Box, Ivette Dim, and Monica Strohschein paced the offense in anmatch at Northwestern State, Saturday. The Lady Demons captured a three-set decision over the Lady Cards.

Box and Dim had six kills apiece with each hitting over .400 in the match. Redshirt junior Erin Pequeno continued to be one of the most consistent defensive presences in the Southland Conference with 18 digs. Setter Kyla Rogers had 15 assists along with Kinsy Haschke who also had 13 assists while splitting the setting duties.

Lamar led at several points in the game, including late with a 23-21 edge. But, Northwestern State took four consecutive points to win the set 25-23.

  Lamar took an early 2-0 lead in the second set, but that would be the only time the Cards would be out front. NSU took five straight before the next LU point, and 13 of the next 17 also went to the Lady Demons to give Northwestern an 18-7 lead. NSU would capture the second set 25-14.

The pivotal set was close early on with Lamar trailing by just two, 6-8, and Big Red twice pulled within three later in the game, but NSU had just too much left in the tank and won the final set 25-20 to win the match 3-0.

  The Lady Cardinals continue their four-game SLC road trip with a match at A&M-Corpus Christi, today at 6:30 p.m.


Abilene Christian scored three goals in the first 24 minutes of the game and held on in the second half to defeat Lamar University, 3-0, Sunday, at Elmer Gray Stadium. The setback ended a 19-game unbeaten streak for the Lady Cards dating back to last season.

  The Wildcats ended the day with 17-10 advantage in shots taken, including eight shots on goal. LU put themselves in good position to get several looks at the net with an 8-3 advantage in corner kicks but was unable to convert.

  ACU jumped on the board just five minutes into the game when Brooke Lenz scored on a pass from Dylan Owen. The Wildcats’ Michelle Mulrooney added to the lead minutes later. The Wildcats tacked on their final goal in the game’s 24 minute.

The game would turn into a defensive struggle for the final 66 minutes as neither team could crack the scoreboard.

  Freshman LU goalkeeper Sandra Nygardfinished the game with five saves.

The Lady Cardinals will now turn their attention to Houston Baptist who enters the day as the Southland’s leader in the standings. The game against the Huskies will begin at 7 p.m., Friday, at the LU Soccer Complex.


Due to inclement weather in the region, the final round of the ULM/Fred Marx Invitational was been cancelled. Lamar University’s women’s golf team, which had been competing at the event, will now head home with a third-place finish.

“We were disappointed we didn’t have the chance to finish strong today,” LU head coach Jessica Steward said. “We had our sights on second place at least. Hopefully this is a good learning experience for the girls that you can’t always rely on the third round.”

The Cards sat in third thanks to strong individual efforts from each member of the team. LU’s Laura Pasalodos-Barcelo had the lowest individual round of the opening 18, and sophomore Elodie Chapelet finished the 36-hole tournament with the best Big Red finish. Sophomore Brooke Duzan,junior Eva Martinez, and sophomore Carson Racich also had big rebounds in the second half of the final round that helped Lamar rebound from some struggles on the 10th, 11th, and 12th holes.

Lamar returns to action Oct. 28-30 at the Little Rock Women’s Golf Classic, hosted by the University of Arkansas-Little Rock at the Diamante Golf and Country Club in Hot Springs Village, Ark. That tournament will conclude the fall portion of the schedule for Lamar.

Compiled by Cassandra Jenkins, UP editor

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