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VB: Mavs fall in four to Idaho

Charmaine Whitmore led in kills (17) and blocks (8) in the loss to Idaho.
 
Charmaine Whitmore led in kills (17) and blocks (8) in the loss to Idaho.
 

Nov. 10, 2012

Final Stats

By Taylor Wright | UTAMavs.com

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Mavericks fell to Idaho in four, 25-23, 14-25, 28-30, and 17-25. UT Arlington moves to 8-19 overall and 4-13 in the WAC with the loss.

UT Arlington jumped out to an early 5-1 lead in the first set behind the serve of Shelby Dickson. Back-to-back kills from Charmaine Whitmore increased the Maverick lead to eight, 10-2. The Vandals forced UTA timeouts at 19-16 and 21-23 but the Mavs regrouped to close out the set with a win, 25-23.

The second set started out tied 1-1 but that would be the closest the Mavericks would come to leading as Idaho won, 25-14.

Set three began with a back-and-forth exchange of points and leads. A kill from Stacey Koch put the Mavs at set point, 24-23. The Vandals pushed back to force extra points. Taylor Gross knocked down a kill and kept UTA in the mix at 26-26 in the third set. However, Idaho was able to put the ball and the third set away, 30-28.

Idaho jumped out to an early lead in the fourth set and forced a Maverick timeout at 9-2. An ace from Chelsea Rekieta and another kill from Koch brought UTA within four, 18-14, and pushed the Vandals into a timeout mid-set. Idaho capitalized on Mav errors as they took the set, 25-17, and the match.

Three Mavericks finished with double-digit kills in the loss: Whitmore (17), Gross (14) and Koch (12). Amanda Welsh notched 28 assists while Megan Casey had a team-high 18 digs. Whitmore had a hand in eight of the team’s ten total blocks, six assisted and two solo.


 

 

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