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Golden Suns Go 2-2 on Opening Weekend

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Arkansas Tech 3, Molloy College 0 Emily Todd notched 13 kills to lead Arkansas Tech to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-19 victory over Molloy College in its first match of the 2014 season on Friday. Sierra Nighswonger had 22 assists and Alyssa Kool made 11 assists for the Golden Suns in the win. Kaci Jackson and Madison Nagel added 10 digs apiece. Washburn 3, Arkansas Tech 0 Nationally 10th-ranked Washburn University defeated Arkansas Tech 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 on Friday afternoon. Todd had 10 kills and 12 digs for the Golden Suns. Nighswonger contributed 26 assists and Nagel recorded 26 digs. CSU-Pueblo 3, Arkansas Tech 1 Colorado State University-Pueblo recovered from losing the first set to overcome Arkansas Tech 24-26, 25-23, 26-24, 25-21 on Saturday. Three Golden Suns reached double figures in kills --- Kaylee Konsella (14), Todd (12) and McCall Wilkins (11). Nighswonger was credited with 36 assists and Nagel made 21 digs. Arkansas Tech 3, Midwestern State 2 Arkansas Tech closed out its stay in Wichita Falls in thrilling fashion by rallying for a 22-25, 12-25, 29-27, 25-22, 16-14 win over classic host Midwestern State on Saturday afternoon. Todd and Konsella notched 15 kills apiece in the victory. Kool had 33 assists and Nighswonger recorded 28 assists. Nagel (31 digs) and Todd (25 digs) led the Golden Suns' back row defense.]]>