ATU’s 2019 Volleyball Season Ends in GAC 1st Round

Mackenzie Eford 11-21-2019

Regular season Great American Conference volleyball champion Oklahoma Baptist University defeated Arkansas Tech University 25-23, 23-25, 25-14, 25-18 in the first round of the GAC Tournament at Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs on Thursday night.

The loss ended the Golden Suns’ season with an overall record of 16-14.

The Bison (26-5) made 31 kills and committed just four attack errors during the final two sets of the match.

Malia Leatherland paced Oklahoma Baptist with 24 kills and 11 digs.

Rilie Vote (13 kills), Brianna Merkel (43 assists) and Megan Solberg (18 digs) were among Arkansas Tech’s statistical leaders.

It was the final career match for two senior Golden Suns — Greer Rogers of Fort Smith and Allie Anderson of Bryant.