ABILENE, Texas – Newman University upended McMurry University 3-2 (25-13, 18-25, 22-25, 25-17, 11-15) Saturday afternoon at Kimbrell Arena.
The War Hawks easily won the first set 25-15, but Newman won set two 25-18 and set three 25-22 and seized momentum. However, McM fought back and won set four 25-17 to force a winner-take-all final set, which NU (5-6, 2-4 Heartland Conference) won 15-11.
Peyton Evans (Riverton, Utah/Western Texas College) had a stand-out performance for the War Hawks. The senior finished with a team-high 18 kills to go along with 25 assists. Kasi Conners (Abilene, Texas/Abilene HS) added 10 kills and seven blocks.
The Jets were led by Gaylynn Jones. She tallied a game-high 19 kills and helped out with nine digs.
Ashley Gonzalez added 15 kills.
McM (6-8, 4-1 Heartland) returns to action Oct. 5 at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.