North Texas Volleyball Falls In Four Sets To Long Beach State
Mean Green Out-Hit .241 To .050
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The North Texas volleyball team fell 3-1 (27-25, 18-25, 21-25, 9-25) to the Long Beach State 49ers on Friday afternoon at the Walter Pyramid.
The Mean Green were out-hit .241 to .050 in the match. LBSU also racked-up 20 blocks to North Texas' seven.
In the opening frame, LBSU maintained an advantage early, opening up a 6-1 lead on the Mean Green. North Texas rallied to knot the frame at 16 on a kill by Holly Milam, and would take its first lead, 20-19, on a double-block by Amanda Chamberlain and Alexis Wright. North Texas earned set point, 24-23, but couldn't capitalize. The 49ers earned set point at 25-24, but the Mean Green rattled of three-straight points on kills by Chamberlain, Mikali Myers, and Milam, which gave the Mean Green a 27-25 victory in the set.
After falling late in set one, LBSU controlled the second set from the opening serve. The 49ers never trailed in the frame, and used a .268 attack percentage to secure its first set-victory, 25-18.
With set three tied at seven, the 49ers made their move, taking a small advantage, 9-7, after a service ace and a Mean Green attack error. LBSU turned that into a four-point edge at 15-11, but North Texas went on a 5-2 spurt with an ace by Alex Janak and several 49er attack errors to get within one. North Texas was unable to fight all the way back, falling 25-21 in the set.
LBSU won the fourth set 25-9, securing a 3-1 match victory.
• Holly Milam surpassed 800 career kills in Friday's match
• Milam also pushed her streak to 12-straight matches with 10 or more kills with 14 on Friday
• Amy Henard logged her fifth double-double of the season, tallying 24 assists and 10 digs
• Karley York notched her 12th double-double with 11 assists and 10 digs
• LekaLeka Kiner-Falefa logged 13 digs, her fifth-straight match with 10 or more digs
Up Next For North Texas
The Mean Green will complete the 2016 season with a match versus UC Irvine on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Irvine.