The College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats volleyball team made a strong showing at the Oklahoma Wesleyan University tournament this weekend, winning their first three matches and losing the fourth to the tournament host in a tight battle that went a full five sets.
The Cats opened up the tournament on Friday with two close matchups, the first against SAGU (Southwestern Assemblies of God) and the second versus Wiley College, both from Texas. College of the Ozarks won in four sets on both occasions—vs. SAGU 26-24, 25-17, 23-25, 25-16 and vs. Wiley, 22-25, 25-18, 25-21, 26-24. The Lady Bobcats’ stat leaders on Friday featured Brandy Glessner and Logan Allen (25, 23 kills), Rielly Dobbs and Sarah Kreul (51, 43 assists), Haley Stallings (69 digs), and Logan Allen and Hannah Bracker (7, 6 blocks).
Saturday’s opening game provided relatively smooth sailing for College of the Ozarks, as they topped Langston University (OK) in three straight sets (25-12, 25-8, and 25-16). Senior Logan Allen posted 11 kills and four blocks, while Lady Cat newcomers Rielly Dobbs and Haley Stallings made a strong showing as Dobbs dished 19 assists and Stallings aced three serves and collected 21 digs.
The final game for College of the Ozarks found the Cats pitted against host Oklahoma Wesleyan University. The Lady Bobcats gave the Eagles a competitive matchup, with OKWU winning the first set by six points, C of O taking the next two sets, and the Eagles closing out the final two sets with only a 2-point edge in each (19-25, 25-22, 25-20, 27-29, 13-15). Highlighting the Lady Bobcats’ performance in the final game were: Logan Allen and Hannah Bracker with 12 and 11 kills respectively, Rielly Dobbs with 23 assists and 3 aces, Haley Stallings with 30 digs, Alex Spears tallying 4 aces, and Logan Allen contributing an impressive 10 blocks.
The 3-1 record on the road this weekend brings the Lady Bobcats’ overall record to 3-3. College of the Ozarks will host a Tri-Match with Williams Baptist and Central Methodist this coming Tuesday, with matches at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. in the Keeter Gymnasium on the College’s campus.