ALPINE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' volleyball team split a pair of matches on Saturday at the American Southwest Conference Crossover Tournament in Alpine, rallying to beat East Texas Baptist 3-2 and falling 3-0 to UT-Tyler.
Hardin-Simmons 3, East Texas Baptist 2 (19-25, 19-25, 25018, 25-11, 15-8)
The Cowgirls fell behind, 2-0, to East Texas Baptist but came roaring back for the win. ETBU won the first two games 25-19. In the third game, HSU came back and won 25-18 and then rolled the final two games 25-11 and 15-8.
Allison Kuster led the Cowgirl offense with 14 kills and she added 11 digs.
UT-Tyler 3, Hardin-Simmons 0 (25-17, 25-17, 27-25)
In the final game of the weekend, No. 23 Ut-Tyler won the first two games 25-17 and pulled out the third game 27-25.
Morgan Prince led the Cowgirls with 10 kills and she hit .421 in the match. Kuster added nine kills. DePaula led the defense with 17 digs.
HSU is now 10-5 overall and 3-3 in American Southwest Conference play. The Cowgirls will return home to face McMurry on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Mabee Complex.
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