Southeastern Louisiana 3, Southern 0HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana volleyball team quickly dispatched of Southern, 25-4, 25-23, 25-9, for a three-set win Tuesday in its 2014 home opener at the University Center. Southeastern Louisiana returns to the road this coming weekend, facing George Washington, host James Madison and Hampton at the JMU Invitational in Harrisonburg, Virginia.- Return to top – Southeastern Louisiana 3, Southern 0New Orleans 3, Mississippi Valley State 0Houston Baptist 3, Prairie View A&M 1Texas-Arlington 3, Abilene Christian 0 The Huskies will be heading to Colorado Springs, Colo. for the Air Force Tournament. They will first play Weber State on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. They will continue to play Air Force on Sept. 6, followed by a match against Marist later that evening to conclude the tournament.- Return to top – In the kill department, Sander led the way with 11 kills. Berry added eight, and freshmen, Mikayla Sellers-Wiebe and Rondolyn Bryant added seven and six kills respectively. Celeste Ramirez led the way in digs with 10. Sara Hammoutene had 32 assists and five digs along with three kills. Southeastern (2-2) was led by sophomore Parrie Hartley, who recorded the first double-double of her career with 16 kills and 13 digs. The Lady Lions posted a .354 attack percentage as a team and held Southern (1-4) to .010 on the attack. Texas-Arlington 3, Abilene Christian 0ABILENE, Texas – A raucous and energetic student crowd warmly welcomed the Abilene Christian volleyball team back to Moody Coliseum Tuesday night for their home opener against UT-Arlington, but the Mavs’ remained unfazed by the constant flow of distractions and responded with a 3-0 victory to keep the Wildcats winless on the young season.UTA improved to 3-1 with the 25-21, 25-11, 25-18 victory, while ACU fell to 0-4.The Mavericks hit .351 with 46 kills using a two-setter system. Amanda Welsh was credited with 22 assists and two of her team’s four service aces and Cassidy Wheeler came through with 19 assists, five digs, a kill and an ace.Qiana Canete hit .258 and led her side with 12 kill. Additionally, three of her teammates went without an attacking error despite registering eight or more attempts.On defense, the Mavs dug out 44 of 105 Wildcats’ attacks and outblocked the home team 7-3, with Ashley Bennett getting up to the net four times (one solo, three assists).Junior Jennie Loerch carried the Wildcats for most of the night, coming through with 17 kills on 33 attempts (.394). Newcomers Corinne Grandcolas and Taylor Nix also combined for two blocks, while sophomore Lexi Mercier had a solo block.The Wildcats certainly had their chances to win game one after three consecutive attack errors by the Mavs put them ahead at 21-20, but a service error tied the score at 21-21 and then Canete gave her side the lead for good with her fourth kill of the set. Following that point, UTA went on to receive a kill from Taylor Gross, one of two solo blocks from Stacey Koch and a game-winning kill from Cassidy Wheeler.ACU trailed from start-to-finish in game two, and in game three could never take the lead despite tying the score four times, the last at 14-14. From there, the Mavs scored six of the next seven points in pushing their advantage to 20-15. Canete ripped two more kills over the final seven possessions. UTA also got late points from Ashley Bennett, Hannah Baptiste and a Wildcat service error.The Wildcats return to action Saturday for a doubleheader at Texas State’s Delta Zeta Classic, where they will battle North Texas (9:30 a.m.) and the host Bobcats (2 p.m.).- Return to top – In the third and final set, the Privateers were once again in complete command, building a 20-3 advantage. The service game was in full force as New Orleans racked up 14 aces. Sander had six aces and Berry added three. New Orleans 3, Mississippi Valley State 0NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Privateers volleyball team (2-2) got off to a fast start and cruised to a three-set victory over the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes, winning 25-10, 25-20, and 25-9 at the Human Performance Center on Tuesday night. New Orleans will next face Arkansas-Pine Bluff as part of the UNO Invitational. The match is set for 7 p.m. at the Human Performance Center.- Return to top – The Huskies outblocked the Panthers 10-4. HBU also outhit Prairie View A&M 54 kills to 40. The Huskies outdug the Panthers by only one dig. Southern’s best offensive effort (.167 attack percentage) came during the second set as they forced the Lady Lions into a tight contest. Southeastern held off the Lady Jaguars and rebounded in the third set with its best offensive effort (.458 attack percentage) of the night, leaving little doubt as to the eventual outcome. All 14 members of the squad saw game action against Southern. Dominating out of the gate, Southeastern rattled off seven-straight points to open the first set and eventually built a 13-1 advantage on the serving of Mikayla Shippy and Hartley. Mississippi Valley State was led by Halle Gayten and Halee Clark who each contributed five kills. Kayondra Hood and Alexandria Garland had five assists. The Devilettes had 13 digs on the night as a team. Hartley led all players in kills, hitting a career-best .500 over the course of the match, while Shippy handed out 27 assists. Morgan Todd led all players with 20 digs. Shippy (three), Hartley (two), Morgan Miller (two) and Tiffany Thomas (one) all served up aces for the Lady Lions. Senior outside hitter Bailey Keith had 13 kills against Prairie View, while senior outside hitter Megan McStravick had nine kills. Sophomore setter Kayla Armer had a match-high of 41 assists for HBU (1-3) to go along with her nine digs. Senior libero Haley Hoffman tied for a match-high of 16 digs for the Huskies. Coach Millicent Van Norden stated about the win, “I’m proud of the girls and the way they defended the home court in front of a great crowd. Cara has been really strong for us, and I challenged the rest of our hitters to become more involved and they stepped up and did well tonight.” Marisol Macias led Southern’s offensive attack with eight kills and Phalen Clark dished out 20 assists. Diamond Williams posted 14 digs to lead the Lady Jaguars. Houston Baptist 3, Prairie View A&M 1PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – HBU sophomore Jessica Wooten recorded a match-high of 15 kills for the Huskies in their 3-1 (25-17, 25-6, 20-25, 25-11) victory over the Panthers Tuesday evening at the William Nicks Building. The Privateers raced out to an early 10-1 lead as Mississippi Valley State had four attack errors by the time the first timeout was called. New Orleans was able to coast from there behind a balanced attack, led by Cara Sander and Taylor Berry. The Privateers had a little more trouble overcoming Mississippi Valley State in the second set. After appearing to earn a point to move ahead 6-4, a call was changed and the score was flipped to 5-5. The Devilettes won the next four rallies, and the Privateers were playing from behind. New Orleans eventually tied it at 19-19, and an ace by Berry keyed an 8-1 run to close out the second set. Lenicia Tyson recorded 11 kills for the Panthers. Ana Kiso led Prairie View with 30 assists. LaKeisha Allen tied for a match-high of 16 digs, while Jasmine Lewis recorded 11 digs for the Panthers.