VB: Mavs pick up first conference road win
Oct. 4, 2013
By Taylor Wright | UTAMavs.com
ATLANTA, Georgia - UT Arlington volleyball defeated Georgia State in straight sets Friday night in its first road match of Sun Belt Conference play this season.
"It was important to us to carry on the win streak we started at home on the road," UTA coach Diane Seymour said. "We also knew that tonight, we needed to limit our errors in preparation for our match against Western Kentucky. We match up very well with them physically, but WKU is a very disciplined team and our biggest challenge will be limiting our unforced errors."
The Mavericks (10-6, 3-0 SBC) hit .378 as a team in their 25-11, 25-16, 25-18 win over the Panthers in Atlanta, Ga. Senior outside hitter Shelby Dickson was unstoppable as she collected her sixth double-double of the year with 15 kills and 13 digs. Her kill total led the offense for UTA while she and fellow senior Charmaine Whitmore both had a .636 attack percentage in the match.
Whitmore led the defense at the net with four total blocks, all assisted, while Caitlyn Cooney notched a team-high 15 digs to round-out the Mavs' defensive effort. Sophomore Stacey Koch's nine kills were good for second on the team while junior setter Amanda Welsh had a team-high 21 assists in the victory.
UTA will face Western Kentucky (13-4, 3-0 SBC) in Bowling Green, Ky. on Saturday at 3 p.m. to close out their first conference road trip of the season. For live stats of the match, please click here.