North Texas Overpowers LA Tech in Road Loss
Nov. 1, 2013
DENTON, Texas - North Texas used a team hitting percentage of .522 to shut out the Louisiana Tech Volleyball team, 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-16), in straight sets Friday night in Conference USA play at the Mean Green Volleyball Center in Denton.
North Texas (14-12, 6-4 C-USA) totaled 41 kills as a team with just five errors over the course of the three sets to down Louisiana Tech (7-18, 1-9 C-USA) in league play and hand the Lady Techsters their seventh straight defeat.
The Mean Green dominated the first set, hitting over 90 percent with no errors and an attacking percentage of .625 compared to LA Tech's .192. Despite improving their percentage to .227 in the second set, the Lady Techsters failed to keep up with North Texas' over .500 numbers and dropped to 2-0 before the break.
In the third, North Texas continued to hit above .400 with 14 kills and three errors, while Louisiana Tech tallied just eight kills with six errors to eventually concede the match in straight sets.
For North Texas, Camae Dillard led with 14 kills and just one attacking error, while hitting .650 for the match for the Mean Green. Amy Henard totaled 32 assists on the night with one block.
Xzache Mathis and Caitlin Germany each led with eight kills apiece for the Lady Techsters. Germany posted a team-leading .462 attacking percentage in 13 attempts. Louisiana Tech hit .169 as a team and totaled 28 kills.
Junior setter Maria Coelho totaled 24 assists in the loss, while adding five digs in three sets.
The Lady Techsters return home now to face Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 in the team's first game back in the Thomas Assembly Center.
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