Volleyball wins first conference game

Dakota Ratley

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The sun finally came out for ULM as the Warhawks captured their first Sun Belt Conferece win of the season.

The team showed resiliency in Friday’s matchup against Troy.

Troy jumped out to take the first set 21-25.

The two squads then had a back-and-forth second set in which the Warhawks clawed their way to a 25-23 win.

Troy then turned the momentum of the game back into their favor, beating the Warhawks 18-35.

ULM responded in a big way in set four, coming out with a high level of energy. They dominated the fourth set, winning 25-15. 

Head coach Patrick Hiltz said the energy was a huge part of getting the win.

“We lost pretty bad in set three and instead of rolling over, boy, we came out like gang busters in four, and set the tone for game five,” he said.

ULM continued their dominance in the fifth set, jumping out to an 11-4 lead before putting the Trojans away by the score of 15-10.

Sophomore Taylor Azeske accounted for six kills and nine points during that pivotal fourth set that turned the match around. She seemed excited to get the win.

“It’s going to carry us through and hopefully we’ll start some terror because all these other teams in the conference should be scared now that we’ve fired up,” she said.