UAFS Running Away With Heartland Conference
UA-Fort Smith joined the Heartland Conference just a few years ago.
The volleyball league may be ready for the Lady Lions to leave already.
UAFS has won back-to-back conference titles and are off to a 10-0 league start this season after a three game sweep at Newman University Thursday night.
The Lady Lions have dropped just seven games in the 10 league matches and have swept four of their last five Heartland Conference opponents.
“Chemistry from the beginning we struggled with that and finding the chemistry and how we meshed well together has led to a lot more success this season,” UAFS senior Jordan Pickett said.
Playing well on the road will be key to keep the momentum going over the next week as Thursday’s match in Wichita, Kan. was the first of three straight road matches.
“Our defense is going to have to continue to play well and do our serve receive,” UAFS coach Jane Sargent said. “Stephanie Brock or Maja Krstonosic, who ever the setter is we have playing is just going to have to deliver the ball.”