"they just out-flanked us in the second half and i needed to do a better job of coaching tonight," msu coach damian clarke said.
With the loss the mustangs finished the regular season at 8-5-5 including a 3-5-2 league mark and now need west texas a&m to defeat texas woman's sunday afternoon in canyon to gain a berth in the lsc postseason tournament.
Angelo state most likely ends up with the no. 2 seed with the winner of sunday's texas a&m-commerce at eastern new mexico earning hosting privileges as the league's regular season champion.
In the event of a draw, texas a&m-commerce earns the right to host as tri-conference champions with eastern new mexico and angelo state by virtue of a 2-1-1 record in games between the three sides.
Midwestern state had chances in the early going with its best opportunity coming in the 18th minute when freshman destinee williamson got behind the asu defense and beat the goalkeeper to a through ball. Her shot glanced off of the post.
Minutes later, anderson appeared to knock in a deflection off of the crossbar, but asu forward tiffany dang was ruled offside to nullify the goal.
"i felt like we outplayed them in the first half and really passed the ball well," clarke said. "now we will have to wait and see how things shake out on sunday."
the rambelles closed the regular season at 13-3-1 and 6-3-1 in league play.
Midwestern state sophomore sarah garfield delivered another stellar offensive performance friday night against cameron at aggie gym.
But it wasn't enough to overcome the hot hitting aggies who came away with a 25-20, 25-18, 21-25, 25-22 lone star conference win.
The mustangs, who fell to 8-19 overall and to 3-12 in lsc play, remain a 1/2-game behind texas a&m-commerce for the eighth and final berth in the lsc postseason tournament.
Msu closes the regular season with a non-conference match at southwestern oklahoma state on monday before taking on texas a&m-kingsville friday on the road.
Garfield followed thursday's career best performance of 22 kills against southern nazarene with an 18-kill effort against cameron while committing just two errors in 37 attacks for a .432 hitting percentage.
Junior outside hitter hunter porter added 11 kills to help the mustangs to a .221 team hitting percentage, but cameron was just a notch better at .242.
Kat evans paced the aggies' attack with 13 kills, while rebecca green and kendra adams chipped in 11 kills each to help cu jump out to a 2-0 lead.
Garfield and porter combined for nine kills without a single error to spearhead a 25-21 win in the third frame, but cameron took advantage of three service aces and four msu ball handling errors to clinch the victory in the fourth.
Senior defensive specialist casey fletcher paced back row efforts with her 14th match with 20-or-more digs, while senior kat molloy had six kills and 18 digs.
Molloy was also strong at the net joining sophomore cody moore and freshman angel summers with three blocks.
Cameron improved to 12-13 on the season while going to 4-11 in lone star conference play.