October 5, 2007 -- The #23 ESU volleyball team fell to #17 West Texas A & M 3-1 in the Lady Blues Fall Classic in Topeka, Kan. on Friday. The Hornets fell behind early in game one by a score of 16-4, but battled back before dropping the game 24-30. In game two the Hornets used a 5-1 run late in the game to earn the 30-28 victory. In game three West Texas grabbed a third victory 30-24 and in game four the Buffaloes used a 7-1 run to close out the final game with a 30-27 win.
Arica Shepard led three Hornets in double figure kills with 16 kills in the match to go along with 14 digs to earn her second double-double of the day. Megan Koster also came in with a double-double netting 13 kills to go along with 11 digs, Mary Walzcuk also ended in double figures for the second straight match with 15 kills. Ting Liu had 55 assists to go along with two service aces.
Earlier in the day the Hornets knocked off Dallas Baptist 3-1 in their opening match of the Lady Blues Fall Classic. Megan Koster had 19 kills and Arica Shepard had 18 kills to pace the Hornets. Mary Walzcuk had 11 kills on 15 attempts hitting .733 during the match, also netting 11 kills for the Hornets was Biranne Boner. Ting Liu had a season high 64 assists in the four match win.
The Hornets will now face Oklahoma Panhandle State and Abilene Christian tommorow on Day two of the Lady Blues Fall Classic in Topeka. First serve against OPSU is set for 11:30 a.m. with the ACU game starting off a 2:00 p.m.