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The Wildcats (7-11, 3-6 LSC) are in the midst of a three-match home winning streak that's pulled them up from the basement of the Lone Star Conference and into a tie for seventh-place with Texas A&M-Kingsville. Sitting behind ACU are two of three teams it beat over the weekend, Midwestern State and Cameron, plus 1-7 Eastern New Mexico, who the Wildcats will face a second time later this week.
ACU kicked off its Whitten Inn Classic with a 3-0 win over the Mustangs (4-15, 2-7 LSC) and then followed it with a Saturday doubleheader sweep of Cameron (7-13, 2-7 LSC) and Texas-Permian Basin. The Wildcats won those last two matches by scores of 3-1 and 3-0, hit .193 overall, and out-blocked the opposition, 20-15.
Sophomore Sara Oxford paced the ACU offense with a 42 kill, 45.5 point weekend. The Decatur, Texas, native ripped 17 of her 42 kills vs. MSU, while recording a season-high hitting percentage of .485 (17-1-33). She then contributed 16 kills in the four-set win over Cameron, and had nine kills to go along with a season-best 14 digs vs. Permian Basin.
Oxford begins the week ranked eighth in the conference with 3.21 kills per game, and is 10th in points with 3.60.
Additional Wildcats who made an offensive impact during the 3-0 weekend were Corrie Reeder (22K, .308), Kalynne Allen (20K .383), Rachel Riley (32K) and Jennie Loerch (28K).
Freshman Sarah Siemens set the offense in motion, and in the process, registered Lone Star Conference season highs vs. both the Mustangs and Aggies. The Bakersfield, Calif., native, first recorded the conference's season-high for a three-set match with 44 assists against the Mustangs, and then set a similar record with 53 assists in the four-set win vs. Cameron.
Siemens' career high of 56 assists was established during ACU's 3-2 win at Eastern New Mexico in mid-September, and her weekend output of 13.20 assists per game lifted her season average to fourth in the conference at 9.85.
Siemens also was a bully at the net in coming through with nine of the team's 20.0 blocks - five solo and four assist. Her 4.0 blocks vs. MSU and Cameron tied a season best.
Rookie Corrie Reeder matched Siemens with nine blocks, while another freshman, Madison Hoover, had the most digs with 61. In her first full weekend back from injury, junior Madelyn Robinett delivered a team-best four aces and recorded 24 digs.