Roadrunners Speed Past Techsters in Straight Sets
Sept. 29, 2013
RUSTON, La. - The UTSA Roadrunners came out of the gates quick and never looked back as LA Tech fell to the visiting Conference USA foe 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-14) Sunday afternoon at the Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston.
Today's defeat marks just the second straight-sets loss for head coach Adriano de Souza and the Lady Techsters this season. LA Tech falls to 6-11 and 0-2 in Conference USA, while UTSA is now 10-6 overall and 2-0 in the league thus far.
"Our team had very good practices coming into these weekend matches, but we did not perform like we wanted," de Souza said. "We need to start working in matches the same way we work in practices. Our staff knows our players want to do well together and that they are working hard to achieve this goal. We now learn from these past matches and will make adjustments for the upcoming weekend."
UTSA started the match off quickly with two dominating offensive sets for a 2-0 lead on the road. The Roadrunners committed just one error and 13 kills in 22 attempts to take the first set 25-12. In the second, it was a back-and-forth contest, ultimately was won by UTSA who outlasted Tech 25-20 for a two-set cushion.
With a match hitting percentage of .468 on the afternoon, the Roadrunners were quick to close out the win in straight sets and allowed Tech to hit just .097 in the third and final game.
Preseason Player of the Year McKenzie Adams led the Roadrunners with 13 kills and a .458 attacking percentage, while her teammate Dajana Boskovic killed 12 balls for a team-leading .579 clip on the day.
UTSA was tough to beat at the net all afternoon as the team out-blocked the Lady Techsters 10 to seven with Lauren Muenchow leading the way with six total blocks in the road win.
As for the home Techsters, Xzache Mathis led offensively with a total of 11 kills, two aces and 14 points accounted for, while Rebecca Redgen also produced with nine kills on the day for Tech. As a team, LA Tech hit .110 in the match and ultimately fell to the Roadrunners.
LA Tech returns to the court at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 as the team travels to face Conference USA foe Charlotte in North Carolina.
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