After dropping the first two sets to Cameron University, Texas A&M University-Commerce got boots from Li'i Etimaniand Delanee Clark to get back in the set match and closed out the comeback in the fifth.
Trailing by two scores heading into the fourth quarter, A&M-Commerce rallied to take the lead with just over seven minutes remaining. But a late Angelo State touchdown spoiled Homecoming as the Lions fell to the Rams 25-20 at Memorial Stadium.
Texas A&M University-Commerce out shot and held more possession than West Texas A&M but were unable to capitalize on their numerous chances to put the game out of reach. The Lions hit the post twice and had opportunities inside the penalty area of West Texas but could not find the back of the net a second or third time.
"We just did not execute, I say that every time. Sometimes things happen", Neil Piper said after the loss.
Texas A&M University-Commerce puts its four-game winning streak on the line when the Lions welcome Angelo State Rams to Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 2. The showdown with the Rams marks A&M-Commerce's 2013 Homecoming game. Kickoff set for 2 p.m.
Texas A&M University-Commerce rallied back from an early 2-0 deficit to force a fifth and deciding set, but a late run by Midwestern State University thwarted the Lion comeback attack as A&M-Commerce fell 17-25, 22-25, 25-18, 25-19, 9-15 at the Field House.
FIRST KICK A&M-Commerce has won two in a row after not allowing a goal in either game last week. The shutouts came against Ouachita Baptist, 1-0, and Texas Woman's, 2-0. The Lion defense is on a 203-minute shutout streak, with the win over OBU coming in double over time.
The Lone Star Conference has released the preseason basketball polls for the 2013-14 season. A&M-Commerce's women's team has been picked to finish fifth overall, receiving one first place vote in the process, while the Lion men are slated to finish eighth.