Volleyball Nov. 2020

To start the monumental 2020 volleyball season, the girls of Louisiana volleyball dominated by posting a straight three-set sweep (25-12, 25-15, 25-19) against Houston Baptist in the 2020 season opener at Earl K. Long Gym. 

During another game against Houston Baptist, Louisiana took a 3-1 (20-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-20) win by a solid effort from both offense and defense. 

Throughout the opening weekend (Sept. 4-5), Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Volleyball senior libero, Hannah Ramirez, rounded up 40 digs at an average of 5.71 digs per set, leading the defense efforts of the Ragin’ Cajuns past two wins. Because of her efforts, she claimed the first Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week award of the 2020 season. 

 Again on the Ragin’ Cajuns home court, Louisiana posted another straight-sets sweep (25-17, 25-20, 25-22) against fellow Sun Belt member South Alabama in a non-conference match. 

On Sept. 12, the Ragin' Cajuns moved to 4-0 on the 2020 season with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-17) victory against South Alabama, the program's best start since 2014. Hali Wisnoskie didn't go unnoticed, however, for her season-high 21 kills on 31 error-free swings (.581). 

After leading the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns volleyball team through another two-match sweep of South Alabama, seniors Wisnoskie and Avery Breaux, plus freshman Taylor Gates, were named Sun Belt Conference Players of the Week (Sept. 15) in a vote by the league's head coaches. 

The season-opening winning streak for the Louisiana volleyball team remained intact following a 3-0 (25-15, 27-25, 25-14) win over Lamar in the first contest of a Saturday doubleheader on Sept. 19.

Shortly after, the Ragin’ Cajuns used this energy to fuel a second (25-12, 25-14, 25-13) win against Lamar in the second match of Saturday's doubleheader. 

Surviving its first 3-2 (37-35, 25-21, 15-25, 23-25, 15-13), five-set rally of the season over Little Rock was a solid victory for the Cajuns. The next matchup against Little Rock, however, ended in a straight three-set sweep (25-15, 25-19, 25-23).  Louisiana was (8-0, 2-0 Sun Belt). 

With the powerful offense that averaged 18 kills per set, Louisiana claimed a 3-0 (25-14, 26-24, 27-25) win over Little Rock on Sept. 26 at the Jack Stephens Center, completing a three-match sweep of the Trojans on Sun Belt-opening weekend. 

They headed to Monroe over the past week and took home a 3-1 and 3-0 win against the Warhawks. 

The Ragin' Cajuns held an 11-0 with a 5-0 Sun Belt record and landed No. 15 in the AVCA rankings. 

As the Sun Belt series continued, Louisiana volleyball let Texas State win three games in a row and steal their season-opening, 11-match win streak along with ruining their No. 15 ranking. 

In their next three-game series weekend, the Ragin’ Cajuns came out on top with a 3-1 (25-23, 25-23, 18-25, 25-17) victory over Arkansas State. The Red Wolves then fought back even harder and took a 3-1 (25-16, 19-25, 25-16, 25-20) game against the Cajuns. The third and final game went to Louisiana after sweeping Arkansas State 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-20). 

As the season started coming to a close, Ragin' Cajuns pushed to claim two big wins over ULM, leaving them with a 15-4 record and 9-4 record in the Sun Belt Conference. 

Louisiana’s solid reverse 3-2 (24-26, 19-25, 25-19, 25-22, 15-10) sweep and second game win against UT Arlington was huge for the Cajuns as it left them with a second-place ranking in the Sun Belt Conference. 

The Cajuns’ season finale wasn’t what was hoped for, as UT Arlington fought back to take their last chance for a win. 

The Mavericks took a 3-1 (25-20, 18-25, 25-21, 25-21) win, leaving Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Volleyball with a 17-5 record and 11-5 in the SBC for the regular season. 

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