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Senior Ashley Van Antwerp
Senior Ashley Van Antwerp

Oct. 14, 2005

Final Stats

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas-Arlington volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision against Lamar, 30-28, 31-29, 30-24, in Southland Conference play Friday evening at Texas Hall.

Down 28-23 in game one, Lamar (4-14, 2-4 SLC) won the last seven points to take game one, 30-28. Buchi Okoh and Molli Abel both had four kills to pace the Lady Cardinals. Senior Ashley Van Antwerp had five kills for Texas-Arlington.

In game two, the two teams traded points for most of the time. Ellen Murray kept the Mavericks (3-13, 1-6 SLC) steady with five kills during the game. With the score tied 21-21, Lamar received two points from Maverick attack errors and forced a timeout. Kills by sophomore Ellen Murray and Van Antwerp knotted the score again at 29-29. A kill by Nikki Perry and a service ace by Erica Brown gave the Lady Cardinals the game-two victory, 31-29.

Game three saw both teams trade points again, tying the score, 12-12. Lamar again made a run, going on an 11-4 streak to take a 23-16 lead. The Cardinals held serve the rest of the game, and closed out the match with a 30-24 victory in game three.

Both Van Antwerp and senior Melissa Marek tallied 10 kills, while sophomore Morgan Rogers led the team with 11 digs. Junior Ashley Smith dished out 17 assists.

Okoh led the Lady Cardinals with 15 kills and setter Ashley Todd handed out a game-high 47 assists.

Texas-Arlington will continue its four-game homestand Saturday evening when it hosts McNeese State (8-6, 3-2 SLC) at 7 p.m. The match will begin at 7 p.m. The Mavericks hold a 26-11 advantage in the all-time series. The two teams split last season's contests.




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