COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: UTPB has even start to season

CANYON The UTPB volleyball team won its opener, then dropped the second contest during the first day of competition at the Britkare Lady Buff Classic Friday at West Texas A&M.

The Falcons defeated Southwestern Oklahoma State, 21-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-11, before falling to St. Edward’s, 25-22, 25-23, 21-25, 25-13.

Aquincia Strambler finished with a combined 31 kills on the day, including 19 against Southwestern Oklahoma State.

Setter Analise Lucio finished with 64 assists, with 45 in the opening match.

The Falcons (1-1) cap their two-day trip against Fort Lewis at 10:30 a.m., followed by a match against Adams State at 2 p.m.