This week in UTA Athletics
Sept. 24, 2012
By Michael Eldridge | UTAMavs.com
ARLINGTON, Texas – The first two Western Athletic Conference games at College Park Center are just days away this week at UT Arlington. UTA (5-10,1-2) host San Jose State (6-7, 2-2) on Thursday night at 7 p.m. and then Utah State (8-5, 3-1) on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Volleyball coach Diane Seymour is hoping that the UTA crowd is loud and proud to prove that College Park Center is not the friendly confines to WAC teams.
“I want our crowd to set a statement on Thursday night against San Jose and say that it this place is a tough place to play,” Seymour said. “It can be like the twelfth man at Texas A&M, they can be our eighth man since it takes seven to play volleyball.”
She said she is hoping that there is excitement at home to push the six starters and the libero, who can freely substitute in and out.
The home cooking is much needed for the Mavericks. UTA returns home from a four game road trip in which it dropped three of its four road matches, including a 1-2 conference record.
“It feels like forever since we’ve been here but its only been a few weeks,’ Seymour said. To get home and play our opening WAC matches is a very exciting point in our season and something that we are looking forward to.”
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"If we play well, we can win the tournament, UTA coach Jay Rees said. “We're going to try to work together to get to the top, play efficiently and eliminate mistakes. Hopefully it will lead a good week. I exited to see is improvement from Kiawah Island."
Other schools in the tournament include Air Force, Colorado, Colorado State, Denver, Gonzaga, Houston Baptist, Kansas, Northern Colorado, Oregon State, Texas State, Utah and Wyoming.
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“It was a great tournament for our girls,” coach Diego Benitez said. “We got to play a lot of matches and we got some great wins against tough opponents. It was especially positive to see our newcomers getting more comfortable competing day in and day out. They are getting better with each match”
The Mavericks were led by Senior Giada D’Ortona who made it to the final round in singles play during the tournament.
Freshman Katarina Dikosavljevic also competed well winning the back draws against two fierce competitors.Dikosavljevic was joined by Elizabeth Thoms for doubles play and the two freshmen showed some promising competition as the duo went 2-2 at the tournament.
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