Warm SPRINGS, Ark. – Arkansas Tech received a tightly-contested Wonderful American Convention Event remaining about Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday afternoon, successful in 5 sets at Bank OZK Arena.
The Golden Suns utilised rallies in the 3rd and fifth sets to hold the Bison from successful their third straight tourney title.
ATU clinched the GAC’s automatic berth in the NCAA Match with the acquire. For OBU, it experienced to wait and see if it gained an at-massive bid when the bracket which was announced on Monday night.
On conclusion of the match, seniors Kaylee Buell and Malia Leatherland ended up named to the All-Tournament group.
ATU got out to an 8-3 lead following an ace by Jamie Myrick in advance of OBU settled down. Down 18-13, the eco-friendly and gold reeled off 5 straight which provided two Avery Hellmuth kills. The score got knotted up a several more moments immediately after that, which includes 21-all on an Audrey Poupard kill. On the other hand, the Golden Suns ended the 1st with a 4-2 run.
In the second, the Bison trailed only when. Leatherland registered two kills although Buell and Taryn Weber included details to thrust the eco-friendly and gold forward 7-2. That very hot commence served OBU keep that direct. OBU hit .389 and tied the match up at 1-1 just after a kill by Leatherland, bringing the rating to 25-15.
Much more than halfway by the third, OBU looked prime to go up 2-1. The Bison led 18-12 soon after an ATU assault mistake which forced a timeout. Following the crack even though, the Golden Suns scored 6 unanswered such as two kills from Kaitlyn Bradley. OBU afterwards led 22-21, on the other hand, ATU found a further streak, this one 4 straight to near the established.
The again and forth match ongoing as the Bison prevailed 25-19 in the fourth. OBU’s big stretch in that set arrived courtesy of Hellmuth. Up 15-13, the inexperienced and gold’s center blocker secured two kills and a block to shift in advance 21-14. On top of that, Taneyah Brown, Poupard, Weber and Leatherland notched details. By the stop, OBU gained 25-19.
The fifth and remaining established initially favored the Bison. They scored 7 of the first eight which includes two kills from Poupard and a block guide from Brown and Hellmuth.
Arkansas Tech took a timeout, and like it experienced in the third, place jointly a…