VB: Mavs fall in tough battle, 3-2 to Arkansas State
Oct. 12, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas – Maverick volleyball fell in five set to Arkansas State Saturday night at College Park Center.
The Mavericks drop to 11-9 overall and 4-3 in the Sun Belt Conference after getting swept by a pair of Arkansas teams.
Senior middle blocker Charmaine Whitmore picked up her first double-double of the season with 11 kills and 13 total blocks. This is the first double-double with total blocks under Diane Seymour. Shelby Dickson grabbed her ninth double-double of the season with 19 kills and 10 digs.
"Charmaine was pumped about this weekend, playing teams from her home state, she was very emotional," Seymour said. "She was just outstanding tonight. It is very difficult for a middle blockers to put together a double-double."
Arkansas State took their first lead of the set with a Kill from Kelsey Sullivan leading the Mavs 8-7. The Mavericks came back to tie it up five times, but the Red Wolves took the set, 25-23.
The second set was even early as both teams moved the ball, but UTA went one a 6-0 run and the lead was too much for the Red Wolves. The Mavericks won set two 25-17 to tie the match 1-1.
Both teams fought early in the third set, but UTA took an early lead. The Red Wolves continued to push with the two teams lied 10 times throughout the 27-25 Arkansas State set.
The Mavericks started the fourth set with a serving error followed by two attack errors to give Arkansas State the 3-0 lead early. UTA was able to continue with its momentum winning the set with a 12-point margin, 25-13.
Arkansas State led early in the final set and although the Mavs tied the match at seven, the Red Wolves pulled ahead for the 15-13 victory.
The Maverick host South Alabama Friday at 7 p.m. and Troy Sunday at Noon at College Park Center as they continue conference play.