The LeTourneau University volleyball team opened the season with a three-set sweep of Sul Ross State University at the Austin College Classic in Sherman, Texas.
The YellowJackets opened strong in the first set (25-14) and battled from behind to win close games to bring home the victory (25-14, 29-27, 27-25).
After the games, head coach Scott Peluso commented on his team’s ability to continue to fight. “The team showed good resilience after being down in the second two sets but, we managed to fight and come back for the win.”
Senior Delores Henson and sophomore Ashlyn Johnson led the YellowJackets with nine kills each. Another sophomore Kelsie Jeffries helped lead the defense with 12 digs.
The YellowJackets dropped the second match of the tournament to Pacific Lutheran University (25-17, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18).
Deloris Henson once again led the YellowJackets in kills. This time, joined by Junior Savannah Stutts with ten kills apiece. Kelsie Jeffries anchored the defense again with 14 digs.
The YellowJackets (1-1, 0-0 ASC) will continue from Sherman, Texas tomorrow for day two of the Austin College Classic. LETU will play Schreiner University Friday at 2 PM followed by the University of Dallas at 6 PM.
LeTourneau University men’s soccer opened the season in dramatic fashion with a 1-0 overtime victory over Texas Luther University under the lights at the Joyce Family Athletic Village.
Senior Hunter Swift found the ball off a corner kick from Attikus Martinez and scored the game-winning goal which got the crowd off their feet and cleared the YellowJacket bench for a victory celebration.
The YellowJackets (1-0, 0-0 ASC) battled for 94 minutes in a physical contest as both teams made threatening runs and each took 11 shots in the game. Junior goalkeeper Brian Howell had four saves on the way to his second career shutout.
“I am so proud of this team. We battled the entire game. I am particularly happy with our back line and Brian as they were able to get the shutout,” said head coach Matt Haesecke following the match.
The YellowJackets will ride the energy of this early season overtime thriller into their next home matchup on Saturday at 3 PM against the Mountaineers from Schreiner University.