Nov. 14, 2012
By Taylor Wright | UTAMavs.com
ARLINGTON, Texas – The Mavericks will host Louisiana Tech Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the final regular-season WAC match of the year.
UT Arlington (8-21, 4-13 WAC) is 5-2 all-time against the Lady Techsters (3-26, 0-17 WAC) including a road win earlier this season, 25-16, 25-14, 18-25, and 25-14. Amy Davault had a team-high 13 kills and Shelby Dickson contributed 19 digs. Amanda Welsh led with 45 assists and Charmaine Whitmore had a hand in six of the team’s eight total blocks in the win, two solo and four assisted.
This is a must-win match for the Mavericks as a victory will place them as the eighth seed in the WAC tournament. If UTA wins, they will face Utah State on Monday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at UT San Antonio.
UT Arlington dropped both road matches last week. The Mavs fell in a five set thriller to Seattle last Thursday, 25-17, 25-15, 19-25, 13-25, and 15-17. Dickson recorded her twelfth double-double of the season in digs (16) and kills (14). Davault had a team-high 20 digs while Welsh recorded 32 assists and Whitmore led with four blocks, all assisted.
The struggles continued for UTA as they lost in four to Idaho last Saturday, 25-23, 14-25, 28-30, and 17-25. Three Maverick hitters recorded double-digit kills in the match: Whitmore (17), Taylor Gross (14), and Stacey Koch (12). Whitmore also had a team-high attack percentage of .448 and eight total blocks, two solo and six assisted. Megan Casey notched 18 digs while Welsh tallied 28 assists in the loss.
For the remainder of the 2012 season, UT Arlington will be providing live video and radio streaming for all home matches.
video: www.utamavs.com (under the front page “CALENDAR” tab, click the camera icon)
Season and single game ticket can be purchased online at UTATickets.com. Season tickets are just $49 and include all 15 home games. For more information, questions or to purchase tickets over the phone contact 817-272-6319.
UTA students don’t forget to log onto your MyMav account to purchase your All-Sports Combo pack for $50 this gives you entry into all home UTA Athletic events. For more information call 817-272-6319.