Trojans fall to Razorbacks

August 30, 2019


FAYETTEVILLE – Two extremely close sets put Little Rock in striking distance but the Trojans fell just short of claiming a set in a loss at Arkansas Friday evening. The match marked the first time the two Natural State schools met in the regular season.

Little Rock (0-2) dropped sets of 25-20, 25-21 and 25-12 in the match against the Razorbacks (2-0) but threatened in the first two sets.

Arkansas 3, Little Rock 0 | 25-20, 25-21, 25-21 | Box Score | PDF | Photo Gallery

Behind the Box Score

  • Little Rock forced five ties in the opening set.
  • A 6-0 run in the second set, capped off by a Carol Barbosa kill, gave the Trojans their greatest chance for a set win. That run pulled Little Rock within 23-21.
  • Midway through that 6-0 run, Arkansas was forced to call timeout after an ace by Diana Giordani.
  • Each team had five service aces but four of Arkansas’ five aces came in the third set.
  • Little Rock only trailed in blocks, 7-5.
  • Arkansas was led by Devyn Wheeler’s .727 hitting percentage (8-0-11).

Leaders by the Numbers


  • Laura Jansen’s two service aces marked a career high. Her only other career service ace came earlier in the day against Montana State.
  • Diana Giordani’s two service aces fell one short of matching a career high.
  • Giordani’s nine digs ended a streak of eight consecutive matches played with double digit digs.
  • Arkansas now leads the all-time series, 2-0. The teams previously played in the 1997 NCAA Tournament.

Up Next
Little Rock faces Northwestern State on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 1 p.m.

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