Arkansas external hitter Jillian Gillen (10) spikes, Saturday, August 28, 2021 during a volleysphere game at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville. (NWA Democrat-Gazette/Charlie Kaijo)

FAYETTEVILLE -- The College of Arkansas at Little Rock had never before taken a set from the College of Arkansas in volleyball.

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The Trojans did much even more than that Saturday night, picking up a 25-22, 29-27, 23-25, 22-25, 15-13 victory over the Razorbacks in Barnhill Arena to cshed out play in the Arkansas Classic.

UALR (3-0) damaged free from a seeexperienced fight that went for even more than two hours through three consecutive points in the fifth collection for a 12-9 lead. Momentum swung the Trojans way when a coach"s obstacle turned a 10-9 deficit right into a one-allude lead.

Laure Jansen"s assault was initially ruled out, but UALR Coach Van Compton challenged, claiming it touched an Arkansas player. Video confirmed it did, and also the Trojans got hold of the lead for great.

Arkansas (2-1) pulled within one twice, but Taylor Head"s swing went long and also the Trojans celebrated their first win over Arkansas in school background. It is additionally UALR"s initially win over an SEC team given that 2013.

Compton, who is start her 3fourth year as the Trojans coach, sassist her players haven"t had actually time to understand how important the win was for the routine.

"I told them in the huddle, "I don"t think I"ve ever taken a collection off of Arkansas." This is background for us," shelp Compton, whose 542 career wins rank 2fourth among active coaches. "I do not understand that they"ve digested the magnitude of it yet, however I have."

She pointed out that the challenge going the Trojans" method was massive.

"It was huge," Compton shelp. "Kinda favor in the set before when the obstacle went their method and also then they beat us."

Laura and also Laure Jansen were a potent 1-2 punch for the Trojans. Laura Jansen, a 6-0 senior and also first-team All-Sun Belt exterior hitter, led the way through a team-high 22 kills, while Laure Jansen, a freshguy that is not pertained to Laura, included 21 kills and a match-high 20 digs.

Nicole Medlin, a 6-0 sophoeven more middle blocker from Fort Smith, was likewise a pressure at the net via seven blocks (one solo).

Arkansas Coach Jaboy Watkid believes his team missed some opportunities.

"I think at the finish of the day we ran out of time tbelow in the fifth, but I don"t recognize if that was the defining minute," Watson shelp. "I feel like we had actually opportunities and also opportunities and also opportunities, and also we never capitalized on the possibilities that we had actually and they did.

"They exploited some things that they need to. And we weren"t able to likewise, nor were we able to soptimal that. And at the finish of the day, that"s where it drops acomponent for us."

The Razorbacks climbed back to even the complement at two sets each with surges in sets 3 and also four. They rallied from a 9-6 deficit in the fifth and also looked to have the lead, yet the challenge went against them.

Serving was an concern all weekend for Arkansas, which finiburned through 45 service errors in three matches -- consisting of 14 versus the Trojans.

"What"s frustrating is we spend an substantial amount of time on it, and also we gain out below and we"re serving, ending our very own runs at times," Watson said.

Junior Jill Gillen led Arkansas through a match-high 24 kills, while the sophomore Head chipped in 19. Maggie Cartwright and freshmale libero Courtney Jackson led the Razorbacks through 16 digs.

Arkansas 3, Louisiana Tech 0

The Razorbacks hit a blistering .462 as a team through just five hitting errors en route to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-19 win previously in the day.

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Gillen led the means through a match-high 15 kills via just 1 error in 29 swings along with 3 aces. Middle blocker Ellease Crumpton added nine kills and 2 block assists.