SHERMAN — For the second consecutive weekend, the Howard Payne Lady Jackets volleyball team competed in tournament action. However, unlike last week’s 3-1 trip to North Park University in Chicago, the Lady Jackets weren’t as successful as they posted a 1-3 mark at Austin College.

Howard Payne’s lone weekend victory occurred during Saturday’s first match — a 25-12, 25-21, 25-16 sweep of Rhodes College.

The Lady Jackets concluded the tournament with a 25-16, 25-21, 25-19 loss to Southwestern.

In Friday action, Howard Payne dropped both of its contests in three sets. The Lady Jackets first fell to the University of St. Thomas (Houston) by scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-15, then lost to host Austin College, 25-17, 25-17, 25-18

Statistical information on the Lady Jackets’ weekend was not available at press time.

The Lady Jackets (4-5, 0-1) return to action at 7 p.m. Tuesday with the first of three American Southwest Conference West Division road matches in a row. Howard Payne will also visit Sul Ross at 5 p.m. Friday and Schreiner at 2 p.m. Saturday before opening the home schedule against Concordia at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the Brownwood Coliseum.