• story by Travis Hendryx • photos by Paul Slocumb •
Freshman Annika Canaba posted her second triple double of her collegiate career with 14 points, 17 assists and 21 digs to lead Sul Ross to a 3-2 victory over visiting LeTourneau in the final day of the ASC Crossover (Sept. 22) at the Gallego Center.
The Lady Lobos won the first two sets in scores of 25-22 and 25-23 before the Yellow Jackets claimed 25-22 and 26-16 victories in the third and fourth games. Sully edged LeTourneau, 15-12 in the match-deciding set for the 3-2 win.
Sul Ross held a slim lead for most of the opening set.
A Yellow Jacket hitting error sparked a 5-1 run for the Lady Lobos that ended on a kill by Isabella Ruiz.
Canaba’s spike at the 18-14 mark capped a 4-0 run before LeTourneau crept to within a point off a Sul Ross service error and trailed 23-22.
Another Yellow Jacket attack error put the game at set point before Alyssa Lanahan’s kill solidified the 25-22 win.
In game two, LeTourneau held a tight lead before a pair of offensive misfires gave the Lady Lobos a 6-5 advantage.
The Yellow Jackets then went on a series of short scoring spurts to hold several one-point leads.
An attack error by LeTourneau broke a 23-23 tie before another hitting error put the game at set point with Sully leading 24-23.
Lanahan finished off the Yellow Jackets with a service ace for the 25-23 Lady Lobo victory.
Following back-to-back LeTourneau wins in games three and four, Sul Ross came out sporting a 2-0 lead in set five.
LeTourneau was plagued again with offensive errors before back-to-back kills by Jordan Scherer and Canaba gave the home team a 13-9 lead.
Canaba’s kill put the game at match point before a bad set by LeTourneau clinched the 15-12 win and match victory.
Ruiz posted 12 kills in Saturday’s victory while freshman setter Kylee Davis supplied 24 assists. Davis and freshman libero Karigan Edwards tallied 18 digs while Priscila Serrano finished with 10 scoops.
Sully stands at 3-7 on the season and 2-3 in ASC competition. LeTourneau drops to 5-9 and 2-4.