Crusaders Roll Past Mountaineers in 3-0 Sweep

Crusaders hit .333 as a team in conference win.
Crusaders hit .333 as a team in conference win.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The University of Dallas volleyball team held off Schreiner University on Sunday afternoon 25-19, 25-17, 25-12 for the straight-set sweep. The Crusaders (17-10, 6-6 SCAC) will look to add to its conference win total tomorrow in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) crossover tournament held at Trinity University.

UD came out of the gates with a 8-1 lead in set one. Schreiner University (2-23, 1-10 SCAC) came back to take six of the next eight points to cut into the Crusaders lead (10-7). The Mountaineers kept close midway through the match (14-11). UD went on a 4-0 run to grab a considerable lead (18-11). Abigail Porras (El Paso, Texas) and Dayjah Whyte (Round Rock, Texas) led Dallas down the stretch with key kills to take set one.

Dallas again grabbed the early lead (5-0) in set two. The Crusaders kept the lead, but Schreiner clawed back to get within two (12-10) after a Kylee Jo Scott kill. Schreiner kept close until Dallas grabbed some breathing room when they were able to go on a 3-0 run. Whyte had a kill along with two Schreiner errors (20-14). Porras took the final three points of the set with a kill and two service aces to secure the 2-0 set lead for UD.

The third set was all Dallas. The Crusaders opened up a 10-5 lead and never looked back. Schreiner notched points along the way, but never were able to go on any runs to get back in the set. UD took the final four points in-a-row with kills by Whyte and Porras, again.

Dallas hit .333 in the match and held Schreiner to a .055 hitting percentage.

Porras had a game-high 10 kills. Isabel Garcia (San Antonio, Texas) followed her teammate by adding eight kills with a hitting percentage of .615.

Krystyn Pua (Escondido, Calif.) lead the Crusaders with 11 digs. Ellise Anable (Phoenix, Ariz.) added 10 digs and six kills for UD. Elizabeth Smith (Broken Arrow, Okla.) dished out 25 assists in the match. Jordyn Fields (Thornton, Colo.) had a season-best four blocks in a match where Dallas had ten total blocks.  

Pua served a career-high seven aces.

Amanda Combs led the Mountaineers with seven kills. Bianca Olivares produced eight digs for the team-lead.

This is the sixth straight meeting Dallas has defeated the Mountaineers.



Dallas will continue play in the SCAC Crossover tournament hosted by Trinity University on Sunday (10/20). The Crusaders will take on Texas Lutheran University at 10 a.m. followed by playing the host No. 9 Trinity University at 2 p.m.