SEGUIN, Texas - The Pirates took two of three matches this weekend to remain in third place in the SCAC.
The Pirates opened the weekend with a rematch against conference rival Trinity. The match started tight but the Tigers pulled away with a 8-2 run before taking the first set 25-16.
Southwestern opened the second set on a 4-0 run but Trinity quickly responded to tie the contest 4-4. Southwestern maintained a slight lead throughout most of the set, leading as late as 21-19, but were unable to close out the win, falling 25-23.
Trinity continued to sneak out points to stay just ahead of SU and took the third and final set, 25-21.
Day two Southwestern opened strong, hitting .362 in the opening set against Texas Lutheran and cruised to a 25-10 set one win.
The Pirates' attack stalled a bit in the second set, but a tough defensive presence allowed SU the capture the win 25-22. TLU snuck out the third set 25-17 after posting just three hitting errors in the set, but SU rallied to easily win the fourth 25-13 with a .464 attack percentage.
With plenty of momentum on their side, Southwestern opened with a huge set one win 25-7 over Schreiner. The Mountaineers pushed back but Southwestern held strong to win 25-17, 25-15 to close out the weekend on a high note.
Southwestern improves to 15-8 overall and 7-3 in the SCAC after the weekend. They return to action on Friday, October 18th as they head to San Antonio to face Webster, Springfield, Eastern and Redlands.