- Ada, Oklahoma

Local Sports

October 21, 2013

Volleyball earns second straight victory

Ada — The East Central University volleyball team earned a 3-1 (25-15, 21-25, 25-18, 25-22) win over Southern Arkansas in Great American Conference action at the Kerr Activities Center.

The Lady Tigers (8-13, 5-2 GAC) saw triple-digit kill performances from three players with two earning double-doubles for the match. Senior Danielle Essix led ECU with 16 kills, a .378 (16k-2e-37ta) hitting percentage, two service aces, three blocks and 18 digs.  The double-double was her fifth of the season. Senior Noelle Cope added her third double-double of the year with 13 kills, 17 digs, one service ace and two blocks.

ECU came out ready to play in the opening set and took a quick 4-1 advantage. The Lady Tigers kept pushing the momentum and used several smalls runs to take a 15-9 lead. The Muleriders (14-9, 4-4 GAC) then got their first run of the set (3-0) but that was the most they could do and ECU went on to win 25-14.

The second set was a tight battle with six ties and one lead change. The final tie came at 18, when SAU used a 3-0 run to take the needed advantage. The set remained close and the Muleriders earned the 21-25 win.

The third set was close at the start, but after a seven-all tie the Lady Tigers used a few small runs to take a 16-10 advantage. The teams traded points and runs the rest of the set but ECU was able to earn the 25-18 win.

The final set was close all the way and included a 15-minutes delay after a power outage in the arena. The set had seven tie scores and three lead changes, with the final tie coming at 21. The Lady Tigers broke the stalemate with a 3-0 run that put them at match-point (24-21). After holding off one attempt by SAU, ECU earned the 25-22 win on a kill by senior Ashley Williams.

The Lady Tigers earned advantages in hitting percentage (.252 to .122) and blocks (13.0 to 10.0).

ECU will now return to the road to face Southern Nazarene, Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. The Crimson Storm are undefeated in the conference.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • Play at the plate Seminole slips by Ada on Senior Night

    While a questionable call or two certainly didn’t dictate the outcome of Ada’s 10-7 loss to Seminole on Senior Night Tuesday at Cougar Field, one could make a valid argument that it certainly changed the momentum of the game.


    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tough loss for AHS girls Newcastle takes pair from Ada High soccer teams

    The Ada High School girls soccer team, despite a great defensive effort, dropped a 1-0 district decision to host Newcastle on Tuesday night.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Konawa stuns Stonewall Local Softball & Baseball Capsules

    April 17, 2014

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • New man on campus ECU hires Cole as new women's basketball coach

    The East Central University athletics department has announced the hiring of Matt Cole as the new head women’s basketball coach. The announcment came via e-mail Monday afternoon.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Reed, Roff blank Sulphur Local Baseball & Softball Capsules

    April 16, 2014

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • East Central Spring Sports Roundup

    The East Central University baseball team gave its seniors a great memory for Senior Day, earning a 6-5 win over Southwestern Oklahoma State in the ninth inning to claim the Great American Conference series 2-1 Saturday at Tiger Field.

    April 16, 2014

  • Baseball and Softball Capsules

    April 12, 2014

    April 16, 2014

  • Cougs continue to win Ada stretches win streak to seven

    Gabe Simons jump-started the Ada offense with his three-run homer to left field in the bottom of the second before the Cougars pushed across six more runs in the bottom of the fourth, sending Sulphur packing 9-1 Thursday evening at Cougar Field.


    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Momma said there'd be days like this

    Sometimes you just have to chalk it up as one of those days. There are those moments — and in this case, games — that just don’t go your way.


    April 16, 2014

  • Whitworth resets Ada's 3-point record

    As senior Walker Whitworth was bombing in the final five 3-point shots of his remarkable Ada High career, he was resetting the school’s triples record at 151. Across the way at the A-Town Barber Shop, barber Erick Gray did not even know he owned the record of 146, much less that someone was breaking it. 


    April 16, 2014