The Austin College volleyball team split its first two matches at the 18th Annual Austin College Classic on Friday, falling 3-0 to Wheaton College before rolling past Sul Ross State by a final of 3-0. The 'Roos are now 5-3 on the year heading into day two tomorrow.
In the first match, Wheaton took a commanding lead early and the 'Roos were unable to counter as they fell 13-25, 21-25, 13-25. Shelby Eaves led Austin College with 11 kills and added seven digs, and Alyssa Pruett added 12 digs in the loss. Kelsey Klingler had a team-best 15 assists.
Against Sul Ross, the 'Roos were dominant from start to finish in a 25-15, 25-11, 25-10 victory with Eaves once again leading the way with 13 kills and eight digs. Bekah Newberry added seven kills, Pruett had nine digs, and Klingler had 17 assists in the victory.
Austin College is back in action early tomorrow as they take on Southwestern Assemblies of God at 9:00 a.m. and will close out the tournament at 3:00 p.m. when they face Concordia.
Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
About Austin College
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges That Change Lives.