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UTA DROPS SLC MATCH TO SFA

Torie Dacus led the Mavs with 11 kills in the match.
 
Torie Dacus led the Mavs with 11 kills in the match.
 

Oct. 4, 2007

Box Score

ARLINGTON, Texas - UT Arlington volleyball dropped its first Southland Conference match of the season to Stephen F. Austin 0-3 (23-30, 28-30, 21-30) on Thursday. The Mavs fall to 10-7 overall and 3-1 in the SLC while the Ladyjacks improve to 15-5 and 5-0.

The Ladyjacks took the advantage early in game one, but the Mavs battled back to tie it 18-18 and then took the one-point lead with a kill from Teena Sobczak. From there, SFA used a 13-4 run to win 30-23.

UTA jumped out to the 4-1 lead in game two before SFA went on a 3-0 run to knot it up 4-4. Behind strong blocking and an ace from Ellen Murray, the Mavs went on an 8-3 run to extend it lead to five (12-7). A service ace from setter Emily Nedderman gave UTA a 15-10 advantage. SFA began to close the gap and knotted the score at 26-all before closing the game with a 4-2 run to take the two-game lead heading into the break.

In game three the two teams matched points until an ace by Dani Johnson sparked a 7-2 Maverick run to lead 13-8, forcing a Ladyjack timeout. From there SFA began to inch closer eventually taking the lead 22-20 and forcing the Mavs to burn a timeout. The Ladyjacks came out of the huddle and went on a 8-1 run to seal the game and match 30-21.

The Mavs will look to rebound on Saturday as they welcome Sam Houston State to Texas Hall at 4 p.m.

 

 

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