ADA, Okla. (SAU) - Senior libero Lauren Woods registered her 1000th career dig amidst a 3-1 loss to East Central on Saturday afternoon in Great American Conference play at the Kerr Activities Center.
Woods, who had the second-most digs in a single season in her first year as at SAU with 638, needed just 20 digs against East Central to put her in the exclusive 1000-dig club at SAU. After coming away with 17 digs in the first three sets, Woods would reach the career milestone in the fourth set.
Despite knowing the individual achievement for Woods was within reach, the Lady Muleriders (14-9, 4-4 GAC) remained focused on bouncing back from a 3-0 loss to Southeastern Oklahoma just a day ago.
The opening set would not go in favor of SAU as their offense struggled to get going while ECU's offense totaled 12 kills en route to a commanding 25-14 win.
The Lady Muleriders would recover from the opening set loss to take the following set 25-21. In that set, SAU notched their highest kill total for a set with 14.
Set three saw the Lady Tigers' (8-13, 5-2 GAC) offense catch fire as they were able to collect 18 kills in the set as they paced themselves to the 25-21 win. The offensive success would remain for the Lady Tigers in the fourth set as they notched 16 kills, and raised their attack percentage from set three as they closed out the fourth set by a score of 25-22; giving them the match win 3-1.
Amanda Monge led the team once more in kills with 10, followed by Hailey McNee and Logan Tolbert with nine kill each. Cambria Martin and Courtney Geesing rounded out the offensive attack for SAU as they recorded seven and six kills, respectively.
Gabby Clark paced the offense with 36 of the team's 37 assists. Woods led the team in digs with 24 while Geesing was second on the team with 14 digs of her own.
The Lady Muleriders combined for 10 blocks on the afternoon (one block solo, nine block assists). Tolbert led the team in blocks with six (one block solo, five block assists).
SAU will recharge and hit the court again on Tuesday, October 22 as they will travel to Russellville, Ark. to take on Arkansas Tech. First-serve is set for 6 p.m.