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Texas A&M vs. Sam Houston State

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The Aggies return 11 letterwinners, including 4 starters, from last year’s team that finished with a 21-9 record.

This weekend at Reed Arena, Texas A&M is hosting the Texas A&M Invitational with Sam Houston State, Texas State, and Virginia Commonwealth. The Texas A&M Aggies (1-0) began their 2017 season on Friday night by defeating Sam Houston State (0-2) in three straight sets. On Saturday, the Aggies will face off against Virginia Commonwealth at 6:30 p.m.
Photos by: C. Morgan Engel

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  • Sophomore outside hitter Hollann Hans, the 2016 AVCA South Region Freshman of the Year, rises to serve the ball. 

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  • The Sam Houston State Bearkats finished with a 18-14 (10-6 SLC) record last season.

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  • Sophomore business major Blake Clark and freshman dance sciences major Grace Bulkeley participate in yells before the first volleyball game of the year

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  • Head coach Laurie Corbelli discusses the game plan with her junior middle blocker, Kaitlyn Blake.

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  • The Aggies prepare for a serve from the Bearkats.

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  • Senior outside hitter Kiara McGee led the Aggies with 3.15 kills per set last season.

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  • Senior outside hitter Kiara McGee, freshman setter Camille Conner and junior middle blocker Kaitlyn Blake discuss their plan before the Bearkats serve. 

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  • Freshman setter Camille Conner was named tournament MVP after recording 66 assists on the weekend. 

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  • Senior libero Amy Nettles and senior defensive specialist converse during a stoppage in play.

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  • Senior libero Amy Nettles and her teammates after winning the first set, 25-20.

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  • Sophomore outside hitter Hollann Hans prepares to serve the ball to the Bearkats.

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  • Sam Houston State head coach Brenda Grey talks to her team during a timeout.

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  • Freshman setter Camille Conner celebrates with her teammates after scoring a crucial point. 

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  • Junior middle blocker Kaitlyn Blake and senior outside hitter Kiara McGee rise up to attempt a block. 

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  • Senior defensive specialist Gabby Litwin finished the game with three assists. 

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  • Freshman setter Camille Conner led the Aggies on Friday night with an incredible 32 assists. 

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  • Sophomore outside hitter Hollann Hans lead the Aggies on Friday night with two aces and also added 12 kills.

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  • Laurie Corbelli was 519-253 in 25 seasons as Texas A&M’s head volleyball coach and led the Aggies to 20 NCAA Tournament appearances. 

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  • The 12th man hold up ones to signify only one more point until the Aggies win the set. 

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  • Senior libero and two-time season dig leader Amy Nettles led her team with 12 digs against the Bearkats. 

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