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Freshman outside hitter Savannah Myklebust returns the ball during SMU’s match against East Carolina Friday evening in Moody Coliseum. SMU won the match 3-0.

Freshman outside hitter Savannah Myklebust returns the ball during SMU’s match against East Carolina Friday evening in Moody Coliseum. SMU won the match 3-0. (Kathleen Strauss/ The Daily Campus)

Women’s Volleyball experienced a weekend of both highs and lows, ultimately bringing their record to 9-14.

Friday evening the team picked up a solid victory over East Carolina in Moody Coliseum (25-23, 25-12, 25-20).

In the first set, ECU took a 3-point lead, but SMU came back with a 5-point lead. The Pirates (2-17, 0-10 C-USA) then slashed that lead to one, 18-17. For the rest of the set, the Mustangs never presented the chance for a tie and finished with a 25-23 win.

They broke a 9-9 tie with a 9-0 run. SMU senior Kelli Becerra displayed a solid performance as she served nine straight times during the stretch, which included four blocks from the Mustangs.

SMU finished by leaving the Pirates stranded with an upsetting scoreboard of 25-12.

However, the volleyball team experienced a different turn of events Sunday when they played Marshall in West Virginia.

They went down in five sets (25-19, 17-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15–11), dropping their record to 9-14 overall and 5-6 in Conference USA, while the Thundering Herd improved to 5-15, 4-7 in C-USA. Although they didn’t get the win, they showed talent on the stat sheets.

SMU had 14 team blocks, led by Caroline Daly’s eight. Kendrick Koch displayed consistency in her performance as she posted her second-straight double-double with 28 assists and 18 digs.

Becerra finished with 26 assists and 10 digs for her 12th double-double of the season.

Sidney Stewart also had a match-high 20 digs.

The Mustangs will host UAB in Moody Coliseum Friday night at 7 p.m.

SMU will sponsor a tailgate for students at 12:30 p.m. before the SMU-Memphis volleyball match on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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