Theresa Wohldmann, Contributing Writer
The University of Dallas volleyball team played two matches at home this past week, then traveled to Austin College in Sherman for three more matches this past weekend.
On Thursday, the Crusaders played Arlington Baptist College (ABC) and Rust College, winning both. The first match versus ABC lasted only three sets (25-15, 25-10, 25-17). Freshman Hailey White had five kills as well as five digs to help the Crusaders push for the win. Sophomore Christine Jablonsky totaled 23 assists as the setter. Freshman Hannah Glick also played well, picking up 12 digs. The second match versus Rust was another three–set match (25-9, 25-14, 25-9). Both of the middle hitters, sophomore Emily Caples and freshman Catherine Dowgwillo, played hard and had six kills each, while Glick had 13 digs in the back row.
The weekend consisted of three conference matches. The first match, versus Colorado College, was the best match of the weekend for the Lady Crusaders. They fought hard and the match went to five sets. Dallas was not quite on its game for the first set, but won the second set with hard work and determination by the whole team. Then it was back downhill for the Crusaders for the third set, but they still had some fire left to win the fourth set. In the end, it was a loss in the fifth set, 9-15, that decided the match. The Crusaders had another loss that day, versus Austin College (15-25, 21-25, 13-25).
However, the weekend ended on a good note, with Dallas beating Centenary College (25-15, 25-16, 25-15). The Crusaders will celebrate Senior Night tonight to honor the dedication and hard work of seniors Emily Meyers and Theresa Wohldmann.