Nicole Bardaji attacks a ball in a Sept. 3 win over SMU
Sept. 10, 2013
WACO, Texas - The Baylor volleyball team is still trying to find its niche in the 2013 season, and Tuesday night the Bears (2-5) head to San Marcos to face Texas State. The Bobcats will play host to Baylor with a 7-2 record on the season, but the Bears have won the last six meetings between the two schools.
Baylor went 2-2 last week with wins over SMU and Mississippi State and losses to Tulsa and UT Arlington. Adrien Richburg highlighted Baylor's victory over SMU by becoming the first player in school history, and just the third in Big 12 history, to have a perfect 1.000 attacking percentage in a match with a minimum of 10 kills. Senior outside hitter Zoe Adom highlighted the 1-2 weekend for the Bears at the Baylor Classic, earning a spot on the all-tournament team after tallying 44 kills over three matches.
Texas State played five matches last week including four at a tournament in Denton, Texas hosted by North Texas. The Bobcats picked up a road win over Sam Houston State Sept. 3 before splitting four matches at UNT. Texas State defeated Northwest Louisiana and Prairie View A&M while falling to Utah and the Mean Green.
The Bobcats are led offensively by senior rightside hitter Amari Deardorff. She is averaging 3.68 kills per set and hitting .332 on the season.
"Texas State is a veteran team that plays very well at home," said Baylor head coach Jim Barnes. "We will build on the good things we did in our last match [against Mississippi State], and we will be prepared for a very hard fought match tonight. We will need to serve tough and play great defense."
Fans can catch the live audio feed of the match tonight on BaylorBears.com/AllAccess.