ULM wins 1, drops 3 at TCU

ULM beach volleyball faced high-level competition in the Fight in the Fort Tournament hosted by Texas Christian University. 

The Warhawks dropped their first match of the weekend to the University of New Orleans last Friday 3-2. Conditions for the game were less than desirable for either team. According to Charlie Olson, director of volleyball operations at ULM, winds were blowing at 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

Later that day, ULM evened their record with a 5-0 win over Stephen F. Austin. 

“Each pair learned from the UNO matches and we laser-focused in the SFA dual,” Olson said. “ I was very proud of the team win and high-level execution this afternoon.” 

However, on Saturday ULM went up against fierce competition. The hosting TCU Horned Frogs were ranked third in the nation entering the day and possessed a perfect 19-0 record. 

But first ULM faced Arizona State. 

The Sun Devils entered the competition with a record of 9-6 and quickly found another win courtesy of a 5-0 sweep over the Warhawks.

The same would carry over in the match with TCU. The Horned Frogs kept the Warhawks to 13 points or less in three of the five matches. 

The Warhawks return to the beach to face TCU again in Baton Rouge at the LSU Beach Invitational on Saturday.