Alana Perez

Alana Perez had 19 digs for Southern Arkansas, leading all players in a loss to Henderson State on Tuesday.

ARKADELPHIA – The Southern Arkansas volleyball team dropped its Great American Conference opener Tuesday against Henderson State.

After winning set one 25-23, the Muleriders dropped a close set two by the same score before Ouachita Baptist took the final two sets 25-21 and 25-16.

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The Muleriders went back and forth with the Tigers to begin the match, getting to 7-7 before the Muleriders ripped off three points in a row. They led the rest of the set.

Seven Powers and Gabby Thrower led the Muleriders with 14 kills on 35 attempts each. Powers added three service aces, two blocks and six digs as well.

Morgan Gross was the other Mulerider with double-digit kills with 12.

Alana Perez led all players with a game-high 19 digs. The junior from Crosby, Texas now has 112 digs this fall, only 64 off her total from the entire 2018 season.

Morgan Schuster put up a career-high 48 assists in this contest. The Arlington, Texas native out-assisted the entire Ouachita Baptist team, 48 to 47. The freshman setter added in four kills and two service errors.

The Muleriders hit the road this weekend to play in the West Alabama Tournament, hosted by West Alabama.

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