WT Volleyball off to a great start

The #10 Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M wrapped up the 2013 BritKare Lady Buff Classic in style on Saturday night as the swept the Mountain Lions of UC-Colorado Springs (25-20, 25-21, 25-21) in front of over 400 fans at the WTAMU Fieldhouse â??The Boxâ?? in Canyon. The Lady Buffs remain unbeaten at 5-0 while UCCS falls to 3-1.

The opening set saw the Lady Buffs come out swinging as they registered six of the first eight points to force a Mountain Lion timeout with WT leading 6-2. The two team traded blows throughout set before a huge Lee Golden kill was followed by a Lexi Davis putback to force another UCCS timeout with the Lady Buffs leading 17-12. The Lions made a run of their own to force a WT timeout with the Lady Buff leading 19-15. The Lady Buffs closed out the set with six of the next 11 points highlighted by a Lauren Bevan cross-court kill to give WT the 25-20 win.

The second set saw some great action as the two teams traded points throughout the beginning of the set, a Kameryn Hayes service ace sparked a small WT run that forced a Mountain Lion timeout with the Lady Buffs leading 11-8. WT continued to pull away after the break highlighted by a Kameryn Hayes putback kill to force UCCSâ??s last timeout of the set with WT leading 17-11. The Lions cut the WT lead to as little as two, but the Lady Buffs rolled to a 25-21 win.

The third set started off with WT clicking on all cylinders as the registered six of the first seven points to force a UCCS timeout, the Lady Buffs stretched their lead but the Lions answered to force a WT timeout with the Lady Buffs leading 12-7. Lauren Britten continued to make a name for herself at the service line as WT made another run to take the 16-11 lead into a UCCS timeout. The Lions took advantage of multiple WT errors to cut the Lady Buff lead to 19-17 and force a timeout by Jason Skoch.

A UCCS service error followed by a Golden kill stretched the WT lead once again, Iwuchukwu and Bevan connected on a block followed by a UCCS point and a Lion attack error. The teams traded points before the Lady Buff closed it out with a 25-21 win.

The Lady Buffs were led offensively by Lexi Davis and Lee Golden with nine kills each followed by Kameryn Hayes with seven. Hayes dished 21 assists while Tournament MVP Lauren Britten tallied 11 digs in the match.

The Lady Buffs hit .136 as a team with 22 attack errors and 9.0 total blocks. The Mountain Lions hit .062 as a team with 25 attack errors and 5.0 blocks on the night.

The Mountain Lions were led by Kim Catlett with a match high 10 kills followed by Jornan Banich with seven. Grace Gordon dished out a match high 28 assists on the night while teammate Heather Sanders tallied a match high 17 digs.

The Lady Buffs return to action next weekend as they travel to Denver, Colorado to defend their Colorado Premiere Championship. For more information and a complete schedule, visit