SAN ANGELO, TX – Tarleton State was swept in their return to San Angelo Saturday afternoon, falling to the No. 10 Rambelles in straight sets.
This is the second trip of the season to San Angelo for Tarleton, who opened the regular season with a four-game tournament at the Angelo State Invitational, and are now 2-3 this season at the Junell Center.
Tarleton stayed in a tight battle with the No. 10 Rambelles early, taking a 10-9 lead midway through the set. The TexAnns kept it tight through a 13-13 tie before Angelo State struck for a 12-6 game-ending run to take the opening set.
The second set needed some extra points as Tarleton battled down to the wire and ultimately took a 24-23 lead. The TexAnns battled back from a 20-17 deficit with five straight points to take a 22-20 lead late in the set.
Angelo answered with three straight points before back-to-back kills from Kaitlyn White and Jasmyne Brown gave Tarleton its game-point opportunity. The Rambelles scored the final three points of the set to go up 2-0 in the match.
In the third set, Tarleton stayed in a 10-10 deadlock before the Rambelles ended the set on a 15-5 run. Tarleton only managed to score back-to-back points once over that final stretch.
As a team, Tarleton hit .059 with Katie Covell leading the team with eight kills. Jazmine Green (7) and Stacie Murrah (6) were the next offensive leaders. Danielle Barker had 24 assists while Emily Klein (20), Covell (14) and Kelsey Raglin (13) were the dig leaders.
Tarleton returns to action Tuesday night with a one-game hiatus from LSC action when they visit Dallas Baptist at 7 p.m.
– Tarleton is now 11-28 all-time against the Rambelles and 9-14 in the 35-year series history in sweeps.
– Stacie Murrah’s string of 11 straight games with double-figure kills came to an end Saturday, marking the first time since Sept. 7 she hasn’t recorded double-figures. However, she continues to move toward becoming the seventh TexAnn ever to record over 1,000 career kills.