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Ms. Chanelle Gardner




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Posted 11/13/2016
LAFAYETTE – Texas State followed the same path that UT Arlington used on Friday – a rally in the first set to capture the momentum – in posting a 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-20) win over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Volleyball team on Saturday at Earl K. Long Gym.

Ragin’ Cajuns middle blocker Chanelle Gardner captured her 1,000th career kill on her Senior Night. The score, which came in the third set, was her final tally of the night and it allowed her to become the program’s first player to reach the mark in the rally scoring era.

Louisiana (10-21, 6-10 Sun Belt) saw its 2016 season come to a close. The squad finished fifth in the Sun Belt’s West Division, missing the league’s postseason tournament by one spot (Top 4 each division qualify).

Nia Antoine paced the Ragin’ Cajuns’ attack posting seven kills on 13 swings with a .385 hitting percentage. Gardner finished the match with five kills, the exact amount need to net her 1,000th career kill which stands as the program’s top figure in the rally scoring era.

Stacey Reilly chipped in four kills, capping off her team-leading season tally at 387. Reilly posted the second-highest single-season kills total in the rally scoring era, trailing only the 424 that Stacey Cole accounted for in 2002. The junior outside hitter, who averaged 3.22 kills per set, became the first Ragin’ Cajun since 2007 (Amie Goodwin, Elizabeth Inman) to average over three kills per set in a season.

Sydney Davis scooped a team-high 14 digs upping her sophomore season total to 508. Davis joins Lindsay Brown and Caitlyn Auxilien as the only players to amass 500 digs in a season since the rally scoring format was adopted in 2001.

Setter Jessica Bartczyszyn handed out 23 assists to conclude the season with 1,144. Bartczyszyn joined the rally scoring era single season Top 5 list, the tally ranking fourth on the chart.

The Bobcats (20-11, 13-3 Sun Belt) were led by Jaliyah Bolden’s 13 kills. Shelby Vas Matt joined her in double figures with 12 while adding 14 digs for a double-double. Libero Micah Dinwiddie claimed match-high honors with 16 digs.

Gardner’s first kill of the match put Louisiana up 15-11 in the first set. Texas State then rolled off two scoring spurts to jump ahead.

A kill by Bolden ignited a 4-0 run that drew a 15-all tie. The Ragin’ Cajuns received a sideout on a kill by Chloe Cordell, but a service error and kills from Vas Matt and Lauren Kirch comprised a 3-0 run that gave the visitors the lead for good.

The Bobcats raced out to a 13-4 lead in the second set, taking advantage of early Ragin’ Cajuns miscues, and never looked back in opening a 2-0 lead in the match.

Louisiana climbed out of a 4-1 deficit in the third set, getting a kill from Reilly and an errant swing and bad pass by the Bobcats to draw even at 4-all. After a Texas State sideout, Gardner’s 1,000th career kill and a subsequent score by Antoine put the Ragin’ Cajuns ahead 6-5.

Texas State answered with back-to-back kills of their own, one from Kelsey Weynand and Vas Matt, to reclaim the lead at 7-6. The Bobcats later executed a 5-0 run to gain separation at 20-12 and finished off the sweep.