San Antonio–Valerie Teter had seven service aces to lead a St. Mary’s University squad that had  14 aces against Oklahoma Panhandle State University as the Rattlers defeated the Aggies, 30-18, 30-9, 30-24, in Heartland Conference volleyball action Friday at Bill Greehey Arena.

Teter (Jr., San Antonio) finished just two aces away from the St. Mary’s single-match record for service aces. The Rattlers 14 aces was a season-high for St. Mary’s was just eight away from the school record for a single match. Courtney Matula (Sr., San Antonio) had four aces in the match.

Kori McCarver (Fr., San Antonio) led a balanced attack offensively with eight kills. St. Mary’s had 40 kills and a .313 attack percentage in the match. OPSU hit just .045 in the match. St. Mary’s has never lost a game to OPSU in 10 meetings all time.

In the first match of the day Laura Prinsen and Natalie Johnson combined for 27 kills to lead 21st-ranked West Texas A&M University past St. Mary’s University, 30-22, 30-21, 30-27.

Prinson had 14 kills to lead all players and Johnson was right behind her with 13 kills in the match. As a team the Buffaloes had 52 kills against just 19 errors for a .246 attack percentage. Samantha Weber (Sr., Fort Lupton, Colo.) led the Rattlers with eight kills and four blocks. Stephanie Crowell (So., The Woodlands) had seven kills and five blocks. As a team the Rattlers had 31 kills, 11 service aces and nine blocks.

With the split the Rattlers are now 6-7 overall and 1-0 in Heartland play this season. WTAMU improved to 10-5, while OPSU is 1-9, 0-1. St. Mary’s will return to action on Saturday at 2 p.m. when they host Newman University in Bill Greehey Arena.

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