SPECIAL TO THE FLASH
STEPHENVILLE (September 14, 2015) — Tarleton State (7-2) welcomes NAIA member Texas Wesleyan (9-5) from Fort Worth into Wisdom Gym Monday for a final non-conference tuneup starting at 6 p.m.
AT A GLANCE
After a weekend in Colorado, Tarleton returns home to the friendly confines of Wisdom Gym in search of their eighth win of the season Monday night against Texas Wesleyan at 6 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
Tarleton went to Colorado to take part in the Steel & Silver Classic. The TexAnns dropped their first two games of the tournament in Colorado Springs, but rebounded from the losses with back-to-back sweeps of Western Colorado and Colorado State-Pueblo Saturday.
Hailey Roberts was named the Most Valuable Player of the Steel & Silver Classic last weekend after blasting 105 kills in four matches. Roberts landed her kills with a .300 hitting percentage and added 57 digs, five blocks, five assists, and two aces.
TARLETON vs TEXAS WESLEYAN
This is the 17th all-time meeting between the TexAnns and Lady Rams, dating back to the original meeting in 1985. Texas Wesleyan holds a 9-7 lead in the all-time series, but Tarleton has dominated since the turn of the century. Tarleton has won six of the eight meetings since 2000 with four of the wins coming courtesy of a sweep.
Hailey Roberts is landing kills at a record pace and in bunches. The sophomore has already recorded three 30-kill games this season, which is tied for the most 30-kill games by a player in school history. Only Jelena Miljanic – all in 1999 – has had as many 30-kill games in her career.
SCHINDLER’S COUNTDOWN TO 200
Mary Schindler, who is in her 11th season as the head coach of Tarleton, enters the weekend with 187 career wins as she moves closer to 200 all-time victories at the helm of the TexAnns. Schindler, who is the longest tenured coach in the history of the program, already owns the most wins by a coach in Tarleton history with 131 more wins than the next-highest coach, which was Larry Blackwell with 54 wins from 1989-91.
UP NEXT FOR TARLETON
The TexAnns will hit the road Wednesday to begin Lone Star Conference action against Angelo State in San Angelo at 7 p.m.