After a 1-3 opening weekend, the Fort Hays State volleyball team used its opening two matches at the Tiger/Savage Storm Classic in Oklahoma to even its record at 3-3.
Kurt Kohler's squad made its tournament debut with a 25-16, 25-17, 25-23 sweep of Southeaster Oklahoma.
Hard-hitting Pittsburg State transfer Crystal Whitten led the Tigers with 13 kills and three service aces, while Rebekah Spainhour tallied 12 kills.
Junior college transfer Hannah Wagy dished out 35 assists, and freshman libero Kailey Klibbe had a team-leading 16 digs.
The Tigers hit .271 in the match compared to .114 for the Savage Storm.
In Friday's second match, the Tigers topped Southern Nazarene 3-1 by scores of 25-21, 13-25, 26-24, 25-12.
Whitten had another big match for the Tigers, recording 17 kills and as many digs. Mallory Flagor added 16 kills and a pair of assists.
Wagy dished out 37 assists across four matches, and Klibbe matched Whitten's 17 digs.
FHSU needed two straight wins in the final two sets to secure a five-set win over East Central University in its opening game Saturday . The Tigers won 25-22, 27-29, 21-25, 25-9 and 15-10.
Whitten and Flagor put down 18 and 17 kills, respectively, for the Tigers. Whitten also led the team in digs with 20 and aces with five.
Wagy averaged better than 10 assists per set and finished with 51 on the afternoon.
6-foot-2 middle hitter Callie Christensen stuffed East Central attacks at the net.
FHSU hit .170 for the match, while East Central finished at .035.
Cameron University brought the Tigers' back down to .500 with a five-set win in FHSU's second match Saturday.
The Aggies won the opener 25-23 before the Tigers took set two 25-20. Cameron resumed its lead with a 25-13 win in the third set. A 25-23 FHSU win in set four forced a fifth set, which the Aggies won 15-10.