ALPINE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' volleyball team swept Sul Ross State 25-17, 25-17, 25-21 on Friday evening in Alpine to clinch a berth into the American Southwest Conference Tournament.
With the first game tied at 13, the Cowgirls went on an 8-1 run to take control of the set and held on for the win. In the second game, HSU pushed out to a 7-2 lead to open up the set and never trailed after that to take command of the match.
The final game went back and forth and the Cowgirls trailed 21-20, but scored the final five points to finish off the sweep.
HSU had a strong serving match with eight aces. Kuster led the way with three aces.
The Cowgirls are now 11-15 overall and 8-7 in league play. Sul Ross State fell to 3-23 and 1-14 in conference action. HSU will play at Howard Payne at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
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