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USAO Plays Third Conference Game Against TWU

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Laura Barrios Bardi
Isaline Jacqucemyn swings her arm back to deliver a kill against a SCU earlier in the season.

USAO’s volleyball team (4-3, 1-2 SAC) played their second consecutive away game Thursday, Sept. 7 against Texas Wesleyan University (TWU) (8-3, 3-0 SAC). Three sets were played before TWU picked up their fifth win in a row.

USAO picked up the first point in set one off a kill by Isaline Jacqucemyn. After the first point, TWU went on short runs to bump the score to 9-2. USAO responded with four points of their own. The set ended 25-13, in TWU’s advantage. Alongside Jacqucemyn, Giselle Calderon, Samantha Perez, and Gabrielle Gunnoe each picked up kills in set one. Kalaya Pierce also earned a service ace.

The second and third sets had similar ends, with TWU winning 25-12 and 25-13. USAO totaled 14 kills compared to TWU’s 45 kills. Perez and Gunnoe led USAO’s kill column with three each; Victoria Southerland, Bruna Duarte, and Jacqucemyn followed closely with two kills each.

The Drovers tallied 14 aces and two service aces. Pierce earned ten aces herself, while Madison Garcia, Soleil Trejo, Andrea Maldonado earned the remaining four. Pierce led USAO’s dig column with eight of the 29 recorded. Southerland followed with six.

As a team, the Drovers recorded eight blocks. Perez had three block assists and one single block; Duarte recorded two block assists and one single block.

The Drovers will play away again Saturday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. against Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU). USAO will be back in the Drover Fieldhouse Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. against Langston University.

 

Emily Loughridge is a third-year communication major at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

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Emily Loughridge, Editor-in-Chief
Emily is a third-year communication major from Union City. Emily is obtaining a minor in psychology, as well. She has been on staff for The Trend since the fall of 2021 and loves working with the writers on ideas! Emily also works in the Sports Information Department on campus as the Student Assistant, where she takes photos of the various athletic events and assists with the live broadcast. When she isn't studying or working, Emily can normally be found watching Scrubs, Reba, or How I Met Your Mother and enjoying ice cream on the couch with her boyfriend.   Experience with The Trend: Editor-in-Chief: Dec. 2022 - present Managing Editor: May 2022 - Dec. 2022 Contributing Writer: Aug. 2021 - April 2022
Laura Barrios Bardi, Contributing Photographer
Laura Barrios Bardi a third-year art major from El Paso, TX. Laura currently works for USAO's Sports Information Department as a photographer. She is also a member of USAO's track and field team. Her hobbies include stargazing, spending time with friends, and working towards elevating her photography skills.   Experience with The Trend: Contributing Photographer: Nov. 2022 - present