Six down, one to go.
With one more win, the Fort Hays State volleyball team will tie its win total from last season.
The Tigers won seven games last season. Considering the team has only played nine games this year, it is well on the path to eclipse its win total from last season.
Last weekend, the team participated in the Southwest Baptist University Purple Bash tournament. The Tigers split their matches during the weekend, winning two.
The team beat Central Oklahoma University and Southern Arkansas University. The losses came to conference foe Southwest Baptist University and a five set loss to Lindenwood University.
The first day of the tournament was the day of losses for the Tigers.
In the first match against Lindenwood, freshman Sara Hewson led the Tigers in kills with 18. Sophomore Camille Hubert was close behind with 17 kills on the match.
The Tigers lost the close match with scores of 25-27, 26-28, 25-23, 25-23, 15-11. Senior libero Tracie Hileman led the team in digs with 32.
The second match of the day was a three set loss to Southwest Baptist.
The Tigers were able to keep it close by only losing 22-25, 18-25, 21-25. Hewson again led the team in kills with 10. Junior Kayla Zoglman led the team in assists with 28.
The Tigers were able to rebound from their losses with two wins on Saturday.
The first came in a five set win over Central Oklahoma. The Tigers won 25-23, 15-25, 25-18, 14-25, 15-12.
Freshman Kylee Hoagland was the only Tiger to record double digits in kills with 15. The Tigers had a tough time hitting with the team only having an 8-percent hitting average.
Sophomore Makenzie Weinman was able to lead the Tigers in digs with 22. Hileman added 20 digs to the team total of 92.
The second win for the team came against Southern Arkansas.
The Tigers took down the Muleriders in four sets with a score of 25-19, 25-16, 21-25, 25-21. Hoagland was once again the only Tiger to record double digit kills with 16 and a 40 hitting percentage. Sophomores Jenna Ulrich and Madison Schwartz each added nine kills to the team total of 50.
The Tigers look to eclipse last season’s win total on Friday, when they travel to Pittsburg State University in a conference match-up. On Saturday, the Tigers travel to Missouri Western University to take on the Griffons in another conference match-up.
The team will return home on Monday to play Bethany College at 5 p.m.