Back-to-back Saturday wins highlighted the Arkansas Tech University volleyball team's trip to the 2019 University of Nebraska-Kearney Classic.
The Golden Suns defeated the University of Mary 25-20, 25-14, 22-25, 25-19 on Saturday morning. Anyse Smith notched 17 kills, Brianna Merkel made 47 assists and Madison Grantham had 18 digs for Arkansas Tech.
Tech's second win on Saturday was a 25-11, 29-27, 25-21 shutout of New Mexico Highlands University. Smith (16 kills), Merkel (35 assists) and Grantham (17 digs) paced the Golden Suns once more.
Arkansas Tech (3-5) will open Great American Conference play with a 6 p.m. match at Harding University on Tuesday, Sept. 17.