Warhawks dominate 3 of 4 final home matches

Cameron Jett

ULM had its best tournament performance of

the year in the Warhawks’ final home matchups of

the season.

ULM, which has not won more than half of its

matches in a tournament, finally pulled through

with a winning record.

The Warhawks brought their six-game slump to

an end in front of friendly faces in Monroe and

collected three wins in the four matches they

played last weekend.

The Warhawks’ first two exhibitions showed that

even though it was the first of April, they weren’t

fooling around.

The Warhawks swept the card last Friday with

a 5-0 clinic over Mary-Hardin Baylor. !e duo of

Audrey Brooks and Julia Blazek came through to

clinch the series for ULM with a 21-8, 21-7 win on

their court. Later that day, ULM pulled away to

best Central Arkansas in a game that had all but

one of the three courts go to three sets.

The sole sweep of the set came courtesy of ULM’s

Abbey Bufkin and Abigail Elder who took two 21-

11 set wins on their court.

In their third meeting of the year, the Warhawks

fell just short to New Orleans in their third 3-2

matchup and the second win by UNO.

UNO rebounded after ULM took the first two

courts of the morning and won three straight

courts to prevent the Warhawks from sweeping

their own tournament.

After the morning matchup, ULM bested Southeastern

Louisiana for the second time this season

to close out the ULM Beach Invitational on a high

note. ULM clinched its third win of the invitational

following a 4-1 win over SLU.

With the season coming to a close, the Warhawks

have two tournament dates left on the schedule.

This weekend they travel the Southern Miss Beach

Invitational hosted by Southern Mississippi. It is

the first of two tournaments hosted by Conference

USA opponents.