RICHARDSON, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' volleyball team closed its 2017 campaign with a 17-25, 25-16, 22-25, 29-27, 15-10 loss to East Texas Baptist in the American Southwest Conference Tournament on Friday afternoon at the UTD Activity Center.
The Cowgirls came out hot and did not have a single attack error in the first game as they rolled to a 25-17 win. ETBU tied the game with a 25-16 win in game two. HSU took a 2-1 lead in the third game when it scored the final three points for a 25-22 win. HSU had rallied from an 18-13 deficit.
In the fourth game, the Cowgirls had a 23-18 lead before ETBU scored seven of the next eight points to take a 25-24 lead. The teams were tied at 25, 26, and 27 before ETBU scored the final two points.
ETBU used an 8-3 run in the final game to take control and held on for the win.
Allison Kuster led the Cowgirl offense with a career-best 21 kills and she also added 13 digs for a double-double. Grace Schulz had 16 kills for HSU and Morgan Prince (12) and Meagan Bauer (11) each reached double figures in kills.
The Cowgirls close the season with a record of 15-17 and East Texas Baptist improved to 13-18.
It was the final game at HSU for senior Grace Schulz.
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