Oct. 29, 2013
By Taylor Wright | UTAMavs.com
ARLINGTON, Texas – UT Arlington volleyball travels to San Marcos, Texas on Wednesday to take on rival Texas State at 6:30 p.m.
"It' always a great environment when we play at Texas State," UTA coach Diane Seymour said. "We want to continue to play with confidence and continue to focus on getting better every time we compete."
The Mavericks (15-9, 8-3 SBC) went 2-0 last weekend with road wins over Arkansas State (3-0) and UALR (3-1). Sophomore defensive specialist Caitlyn Cooney was named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week for her 19 dig performance against Arkansas State and a career-high 35 dig match against UALR.
Senior middle blocker Charmaine Whitmore maintained her spot at second in the nation in blocks per set (1.62) this week. Fellow senior Shelby Dickson (outside hitter) earned her team-leading 10th double-double performance with 10 kills and 13 digs against UALR.
UT Arlington leads the all-time series against Texas State (16-10, 6-5 SBC) 41-28. The Mavs defeated the Bobcats in a five-set thriller at College Park Center on Oct. 7 (18-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 15-12). The victory earlier this season ended a drought of five straight losses dating back to 2010.
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