North Texas Volleyball Drops Sunday's Match To Southern Miss

Oct. 30, 2016

Box Score vs. Southern Miss

Cumulative Stats

C-USA Only Stats

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The North Texas volleyball team dropped a four-set match, 3-1 (25-18, 25-15, 22-25, 25-10), to Southern Miss on Sunday afternoon at Reed Green Coliseum.

In the final match of its road trip, North Texas (11-14, 5-5) posted an attack percentage of .205 opposed to the .341 mark of the Golden Eagles. Emma Eakin led the way for the Mean Green, racking up 13 kills and a .323 attack percentage.

North Texas trailed early in set one, but rallied to cut the once six-point deficit to three at 12-9. Southern Miss extended its lead to 19-13, but North Texas once again came roaring back to cut the lead to 20-17, forcing Southern Miss to call a timeout. The Golden Eagles went on a 5-1 run after the timeout to end the set 25-18.

Southern Miss controlled set two from the start, racing out to a 7-2 advantage. The Golden Eagles extended their lead to 20-9 before earning a 25-15 set victory and a 2-0 lead in the match.

Early in set three, Southern Miss again controlled the tempo, but several multiple-point runs by North Texas kept them close as the match went on. With Southern Miss ahead 20-17, the Mean Green went on a 6-0 run aided by multiple kills by Eakin and three errors by the Golden Eagles, to take a 22-20 lead. North Texas went on to win 25-22 for its lone set victory of the afternoon.

Southern Miss (18-7, 7-3) secured a 3-1 match victory with 25-10 victory in set four.

Quick Hits

Amy Henard became the seventh player in North Texas history to amass 1,000 digs in a career with a 16 dig performance this afternoon. She also becomes the first player in program history to reach the 3,500 assists mark and the 1,000 dig plateau
• Henard logged 18 assists in the match to go with her 16 digs, marking her first double-double of the season
Holly Milam recorded 12 kills in the match, extending her streak to six-straight matches with 10 or more kills
Emma Eakin registered four solo blocks in the contest, the most she has tallied this season
• Chelsea Abii's .300 attack percentage is her highest of the season
• This is the second time this season North Texas has been dealt a 3-1 loss by the Golden Eagles

Up Next for North Texas

North Texas will return home for its last home stand of the season beginning on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. versus Marshall. The Mean Green will also host LA Tech on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. Friday's match marks Senior Day for North Texas. Amy Henard is the lone senior on the North Texas squad.

 

 

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