Golden Suns Earn Third Consecutive Win

An advantage in back row defense pushed Arkansas Tech University to a 25-19, 19-25, 25-18, 25-18 Great American Conference volleyball victory over Southeastern Oklahoma State University at Tucker Coliseum in Russellville on Friday night.

The Golden Suns (11-7 overall, 4-2 GAC) finished with 85 digs, compared to 68 for the Savage Storm (6-12, 2-4).

Five ATU players reached double figures in digs, led by Meredith Darnell with 17.

Mackenzie Eford paced the Suns’ offensive attack with 12 kills.

Tech’s Emily Acker notched 50 assists and 10 digs.

The Golden Suns will host East Central University for a 2 p.m. GAC contest at Tucker Coliseum on Saturday, Sept. 29. Admission will be free.