Suns Set on Season – Volleyball has a Fighting Chance

Golden Suns Volleyball

PHOTO | Margarita Lopez

The Golden Suns volleyball team has seen its ups and downs this season, with 5 wins and 18 losses. With five more games remaining this fall, they have a chance to end on a high note.

The Golden Suns have had many good moments this season, including a win against East-Central Oklahoma on Sept. 30. East-Central took control of the first set with a close 26-24 win; however, Tech was able to redeem themselves in the second set with a 27-25 win. The Golden Suns once again took advantage of another close set in the third, 26-14. The Golden Suns saw some struggle after losing the fourth set but retaliated with a win in the fifth set, securing an away game win.

On Oct. 13, the Golden Suns took a 3-2 loss but battled hard against Southern Nazarene. Southern Nazarene took two set wins at the beginning of the game, but the Golden Suns had a comeback in the third set after playing to 37-35. They took another set win in the fourth but fell to Southern Nazarene in the fifth by three points.

There have been multiple standout players this season, including Heather Thomas, a junior from Auburndale, Florida, who leads the team in kills. She is also leading the team with 54 blocks. Megan Solberg, a senior from Conway, and Jamie Myrick, a sophomore from Bentonville, have dominated in aces, both bringing in at least 30 aces each this fall. Solberg is also leading the team with 342 digs.

The Golden Suns have five more games until the GAC Tournament on Nov. 10 they will compete on home court against Arkansas-Monticello on Oct. 30. Senior Night will be held on Nov.3.