Islanders accept defeat over Houston Baptist University

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Islanders accept defeat over Houston Baptist University

TAMU-CC Islanders getting ready to play defense towards HBU. Photo Credit: McKeila Rodriguez.

TAMU-CC Islanders getting ready to play defense towards HBU. Photo Credit: McKeila Rodriguez.

TAMU-CC Islanders getting ready to play defense towards HBU. Photo Credit: McKeila Rodriguez.

TAMU-CC Islanders getting ready to play defense towards HBU. Photo Credit: McKeila Rodriguez.


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McKeila Rodriguez
Reporter

The Lady Islanders volleyball team faced the Houston Baptist University Huskies on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Dugan Wellness Center. The Islanders started off the first set strong with a lot of confidence but ended up losing the game on the fifth and last set. 

The first set was played with intense defense from both teams and with amazing offense played by #17 Julia Carter, followed by the whole Islanders team. The Islanders ended up winning the first set 22-25, just three points above the Huskies. Both teams were back and forth with just 2-3 points away from each other, but at the end of the first set, the Islanders showed their true dominance and fought to have a great start.  

The second set, on the other hand, was not what the Islanders had expected. The Huskies swept the Islanders by having the biggest lead of the game and ending it 25-10. The Islanders team lacked defense but still remained positive towards their third set. 

Their positivity influenced their win on the third set, 23-25, with #3 Madison Green, being a well-rounded player. Green set up amazing plays for the outside hitters, causing them to make fast points with aggressive spikes by #14 Sam Dumity and #1 Kylie Filipiak.  

The Islanders’ motivation seemed to slowly die down on the fourth and fifth set. Although the Islanders fought to the end, the Huskies won the third set 25-21 and their fifth set 15-13. Both sets were a very close game, with the Islanders only being less than five points behind the Huskies.  

Although the Huskies took the win, the Islanders still kept their heads up knowing they fought to the end without giving up. 

To find out more details about their schedule, please go to, http://goislanders.com, to view the whole 2018-2019 volleyball schedule.