(sports kaitlin mcneil) utsa volleyball vs north texas

Following a win on Friday, Oct. 18 over the Rice Owls, the UTSA volleyball team cruised to victory over the North Texas Mean Green, sweeping them in three sets (25-23, 25-19, 25-12) on Sunday, Oct. 19, in the Convocation Center.

Senior Mckenzie Adams recorded 19 points with team high 17 kills, keeping UTSA in a dead heat for first place in Conference USA (C-USA) with the Tulsa Hurricanes.

The Roadrunners have won seven of their first eight C-USA matchups, including a win over Tulane on the road on Sept. 27.

Part of the success this season is due to the combination of play from the UTSA middle hitters.

“They were awesome,” UTSA head coach Laura Groff said. “We’re going to win bigger ball games by going to the middles. They got into a rhythm and did things we needed them to do.”

North Texas, down 9-0 in the first set, scored 10 of the next 14 points to cut the UTSA lead to 13-10. The Mean Green came as close as 23-22 when UTSA dug deep to score the final two points to prevail with the first set win.

The Roadrunners fell behind early in the second set 9-7, however, several errors by North Texas lead to a UTSA 13-3 scoring run, eventually ending in Roadrunner win.

UTSA dominated the final set, as North Texas was never able to get in the game, resulting in a Roadrunner sweep and their second-straight win of the weekend.

UTSA will head out on a three-game road trip, beginning on Sunday, Oct. 27 against the UTEP Miners.

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