SHAWNEE- St. Gregory's (14-6, 4-3 SAC) won in dominating fashion on Tuesday night in Shawnee against Langston University (2-16, 2-4 RRAC) on their annual Dig Pink Night. The Cavaliers were able to take down the Lions in just three quick sets with victories of 25-12, 25-13, and 25-12. The Cavs rushed out to a 8-1 lead in the very first set, and they never let up off of the gas.
Sunny Clark (JR/Dublin, Texas) has been very successful this season as one of the Cavs two primary setters, but on Tuesday night she was unstoppable at the service line. Clark recorded a career high in aces with 11. She served up 6 of those aces in the final set, including a stretch of four in a row. Clark finished the match with, a match-high, 25 assists, and 6 digs.
Offensively the Cavaliers were led by Courtney Murphy (SR/Tulsa, Okla.)'s stellar night. Murphy collected a match-high in kills, with 11, while hitting for an incredible attack percentage of .647. Not only is Murphy a great offensiive player, but she is also the best blocker in program history. She is No. 1 in career total blocks, No. 1 in career block assists, and coming into tonight's match, she was tied for first place in career solo blocks. Murphy was able to collect 5 block assists against Langston, but was not able to collect a solo block to become the lone leader in career solo blocks.
Krystal Lopez (SR/El Paso, Texas) performed very well offensively once again, as she put away 10 kills, and she also recorded 10 digs on defense for a double-double. BreAnna Smoak (JR/Iowa Park, Texas) put away 7 terminations on just 15 attempts, for a .333 attack percentage.
The Cavs will be back in action this weekend when they play on the road at MACU and at USAO. SGU will play at MACU on Fri., Oct. 6 at 7 PM, and then the Cavs play the next day at USAO at 2 PM.