Sep 7, 2013
WACO, Texas - UT Arlington opened the second day of the Baylor Classic with a 3-1 win over the Lady Bears Saturday morning at the Ferrell Center. The Mavs fell to Tulsa in a close three sets.
UT Arlington 3, Baylor1
The Mavericks improve to 4-2 with the win. Gross was 6-for-6 in kills in the first set against, with 13 kills overall (.650). Whitmore finished with 12 of the Mavericks 30 block assists.
"It's such a momentum builder when you can get blocks against a team like Baylor," UT Arlington coach Diane Seymour said. "Charmaine was outstanding and that allowed the blockers around her to get good touches and do just as well."
UT Arlington started strong with a 6-1 run to start the first set causing Baylor to call a timeout. The Bears returned for the break with 3-0 run to narrow the gap. The Mavericks continued to lead, winning the set 25-18. Gross completed the first set with a perfect 6-for-6 on kills.
Both teams were battled in the second set as the score went back-and-forth. Baylor pulled ahead 23-21, but UTA came back to tie the set at 23 and 25, but the Lady Bears took the set 27-25.
UTA started the third set strong 8-1 and continued to push. Baylor went on a late 4-0 run, but it wasn't enough as the Mavs won the set 25-12.
The Mavs pulled ahead in the fourth set with a 13-8 lead, but Baylor came back to tie the set at 15. The Mavericks went on a 7-1 run to end the set 25-17 and take the win.
Tulsa 3, UT Arlington 0
Shelby Dickson completed the match with 11 kills with Bennett and Gross combining for 14 kills.
"I thought we fought really hard, just came up a little short," Seymour said. "In each of the three sets we had one little section where we let them get away."
The first set went back-and-fourth with five ties throughout, but Tulsa went on a late 3-0 run to take the set 25-21.
After a 10-5 lead for Tulsa Whitmore had a big kill for the Mavs allowing a 3-0 run for UTA and Dickson tied the score at 12 with a kill before Tulsa took the lead. Both teams battled, but Tulsa took the second set 29-27.
The battle continued into the third set, but Tulsa won 25-19 as they swept the Mavs in three-straight sets.
The Mavericks return home to host the Hilton Maverick Classic Friday and Saturday at College Park Center.