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ISLANDERS GET FIRST EVER WIN AGAINST UT ARLINGTON IN SWEEP

Freshman Anna Schepcoff led the Mavs with two aces and tied for the team lead with three blocks against the Islanders.
 
Freshman Anna Schepcoff led the Mavs with two aces and tied for the team lead with three blocks against the Islanders.
 

Sept. 27, 2008

Box Score

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Freshman Amanda Aguilera led UT Arlington with her first-career double-double (13 kills, 14 digs), but it wasn't enough as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi recorded a season-high eight team blocks while defeating the Mavericks 27-25, 25-17, 25-17. The win also marked the first-ever win for the Islanders over UT Arlington. The Mavericks fall to 4-12 overall and to 0-2 in the Southland Conference. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi improves to 3-9 overall and to 1-1 in SLC play.

Aguilera's 14 digs were a season-high while her 13 kills match her previous high this season. Freshman libero Alicia Shaffer led the Mavericks with a season-high 20 digs. Three Islanders registered double-figures in kills, led by Kasey McBrearty's 16 winners.

Aguilera scored the Mavs' first four points of the match with three straight kills and a service ace. Aguilera finished the first set with five kills. Also collecting five kills for the Mavericks in the first set was senior Ally Wade.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi won the first set 27-25, collecting 19 kills with a .286 hitting percentage. There were 13 ties and seven lead changes in the back-and-forth first set.

After a UT Arlington block assist from freshmen Eld-hah Kaswatuka and Anna Schepcoff tied the score at 10 in the second set, the Islanders went on a 10-3 run that included a dominating effort at the net with three block assists, along with seven kills to force a UT Arlington timeout.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi earned a 25-17 second-set win, despite five additional kills from Aguilera in the second stanza. No other Maverick tallied more than one kill in the set. UT Arlington's offense continued to struggle with a .029 (8 kills-7 errors-34 attempts) hitting percentage.

 

 

The Mavericks grabbed an 8-6 lead in the third set after Aguilera notched two kills, freshman Emily Shearin added a solo block and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi had two hitting errors before the Islanders called a timeout. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi came out strong after the break going on a 9-2 run before Mavericks head coach Diane Seymour called a timeout.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi finished the third set with a 25-17 win. The victory snapped Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's four-match losing streak and gave the Islanders their first conference win of the season.

Freshman Lauren Carpenter notched her third straight double-figure digs total with 10. Freshman middle blocker Anna Schepcoff was one of two Mavs with a match-high three blocks, joining Driscoll who also collected three blocks at the net. Schepcoff also led UT Arlington with two service aces.

MATCH NOTES:
UT Arlington drops to 7-1 all time against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, with a 2-1 record in Corpus Christi... Driscoll's three digs were a season-high... Aguilera's 48 attempts was a career-high and the most by any Maverick this season.

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