LMU Drops Match to Host UTSA, 3-1
The LMU women's volleyball team won the first set, but could not keep the UTSA offense in check from there.
Sep 6, 2013
The LMU women's volleyball team (2-3) won the first set over host UTSA (3-3) on Friday, but the Lions were unable to contain the Roadrunner offense over the final three sets, eventually dropping the match by scores of 24-26, 25-18, 25-23, 25-21. The match was played at UTSA's Convocation Center as part of the UTSA Classic being played this week.
Sophomore Litara Keil proved to be the biggest highlight for the Lions, hitting .333 with 20 kills on 42 attacks. Senior Kathleen Luft managed 17 kills of her own in the loss, while Hannah Tedrow dished-out 50 assists as LMU hit .166 as a team. As she has done in each of the first five matches this year, senior Betsi Metter led all players with 23 digs.
McKenzie Adams led the Roadrunners with 20 kills and 16 digs for a double-double, but Dajana Boskovic stole some of the spotlight with 11 kills on 20 errorless attacks to post a .550 hitting percentage. Jessica Waldrip, who finished two digs short of a double-double, set UTSA to a .292 hitting percentage, collecting 39 assists over the four sets. The blocking game also came to play on Friday as the Roadrunners notched 16 total team blocks, including a solo and nine block assists from Kylie Schott.
With the exception of the second set, the match proved extremely tight as the two teams battled to 27 tie scores and nine lead changes. The Lions and Roadrunners battled even to 24 in the first before LMU earned its lone set victory on back-to-back kills from Luft. LMU showed tremendous fight in the third and fourth sets, trailing 24-19 in the third before crawling within a point at 24-23 only to lose on a Waldrip kill. It was much of the same in the fourth as the Lions trailed 24-18 before Keil rattled-off three straight kills to make things interesting. Unfortunately for the Lions, the lead held as Adams notched her 20th and final kill of the match to hand the Roadrunners the victory.
LMU will look to snap a three-match skid at 2:30 p.m. today when it serves as the home team against Lamar.