Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Big Numbers Posted in Loss at Sam Houston

 Despite the outcome last Saturday not being what any Ladyjack Volleyball fan was hoping for, there were some seriously impressive tallies posted in the road loss.  In one case, we have a new record book entry. As a way to look forward to hopefully better days this week at Tarleton and ACU, let’s run down all the statistical accolades from that long five set match in Huntsville.  Strap in, there were four double-doubles, five career highs and numerous season highs posted.

Ariana Pagan: posted her fifth double-double of the season (11 kills, 13 digs) and tied a career high with four blocks.

Leah Powell: tallied her sixth double-double of the year (13 kills, 21 digs) and tied a career high with five blocks.  The 21 digs were one away from tying her career high.

Izabella Ortiz: posted a season (and career) high seven blocks and tied her season and career high with 10 kills.

And now for the really fun stuff...

Jadyen Flynn: put up her fifth double-double of the year with a season and career high 34 assists to go along with 10 digs.  With SFA running almost exclusively a two-setter offense for years now, the 34 assists were the most by a Ladyjack in a match in four years.  The last time an SFA player had more was September 15, 2018 when Ann Hollas dished out 35 assists against North Texas.  What is amazing about this stat is that Ann Hollas and her family were in attendance on Saturday in Huntsville!  Ain’t life grand?

Ielan Bradley: With her 13 kills against Sam Houston, she now has a team leading 171 kills on the year.  That’s more than she had ALL OF LAST YEAR (169).  She will eclipse her total points scored in 2021 sometime this week.  So, basically with just one week of WAC play done, Bradley has already equaled her total point scoring output from all of last season.  Amazing.

Haley Hoang:  Our libero got her second double-double of the year with 35 digs and 10 assists.  The 35 digs are a career high for Haley and that total represents a tie for the eighth highest tally in program history.  Hoang’s 35 digs were the most by any Ladyjack in over six years.

The Individual Match Records for Digs now looks like this:

1. Maddie Hanlan, 47 (10/27/2012)

2. OJ Olson, 43 (11/16/2013)

T3. Lexus Cain, 41 (9/9/2016)

T3. Stephanie Figgers, 41 (10/19/2004)

T5. OJ Olson, 39 (10/8/2015)

T5. Stephanie Figgers, 39 (9/27/2003)

7. Laurel Kuepker, 36 (9/6/2008)

T8. Haley Hoang, 35 (9/24/2022)

T8. Maddie Hanlan, 35 (9/3/2011)

10. Heather Stumbaugh, 34 (10/2/1998)

While everyone above would trade individual numbers for team wins, this list was just simply too extensive to ignore.  So, now you know.