Sept. 13, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas – UT Arlington volleyball opened the Hilton Maverick Classic with a 3-1 loss to UTSA at College Park Center Friday night.
"It's a fine line for a coach to ask your team to be a more aggressive serving team and then yell at them for missing serves," UT Arlington coach Diane Seymour said. "So we walk a fine line with that."
UTSA started with a 4-0 run until Dickson picked up the first point for the Mavs with a kill. The Mavericks went on their own 4-0 run after an Amanda Welsh kill, but it wasn't enough as the Roadrunners took the first set 25-16.
The Mavericks started the second set with a 5-0 run. McKenzie Adams tied it up at 19 with a kill for the Roadrunners, but Dickson came back with two kills for the 21-20 lead. The lead wouldn't last long as Adam tied the score with another kill for UTSA. The Roadrunner came within one, but a kill from Whitmore won the set for the Mavs, 25-23.
Both teams started the third set strong, but UTSA was able to pull ahead early and continued with momentum to a 25-15 set win over the Mavs. The Mavericks stayed within reach of UTSA in the fourth set, but the Roadrunners pushed ahead to win 25-20.
The Mavericks are back in action Saturday as they take on Mississippi Valley State at 1:30 p.m. and Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. to close out the Hilton Maverick Classic.