Spring in their step

Spring in their step

The Horned Frogs volleyball team (4-0) will head to Houston this weekend. The team is returning 10 letter-winners from last year’s team, which posted a winning season (17-15) for the third time in the last four years. In the first tournament of the spring, the Frogs traveled to Dallas to participate in two matches at SMU. The Frogs defeated the UTA Mavericks 3-0 in the first match of the spring.

In the second match, the Horned Frogs dropped the first game to Baylor but then rallied and won 2-1. The Frogs were led by their freshman middle blocker, Kourtney Edwards, who had a .634 hitting percentage in the two matches.

“Things are going well for us this spring,” said head coach Prentice Lewis, on the team’s Web site. “We are a tight, small group, and each of them are holding the others accountable for their actions. They are really driven to excel next fall.”

Last weekend, the team hosted its own tournament and added two more games to the win column. The Frog defeated both the Oklahoma Sooners and the Arkansas Razorbacks, both by a score of 2-0. Edwards again led the team with .454 hitting percentage. Junior setter, Loren Barry, followed Edwards with a .330 percentage.

In the upcoming 22-team tournament, in pool play, the Lady Frogs will face the Alabama Crimson Tide and the UTEP Miners. The Frogs’ first match against the Crimson Tide will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, and the UTEP match is set for 11 a.m. Bracket play, of the tournament, will begin at 12:30 p.m.

“We have two more tournaments left in the spring; including this one,” Lewis said. “We are looking forward to seeing how we continue with our level of intensity.