Mean Green Host Mavericks Before Heading To Utah
Match marks 58th Meeting Between Schools
DENTON – The North Texas volleyball squad will return to its home court tonight at 7 p.m. against UT Arlington, trying to end its three-game skid after winning its first game of the opening weekend.
The Mean Green and Mavericks are no strangers to each other. Tuesday’s meeting is the 58th match between the Metroplex rivals, with UT Arlington leading the series 49-8. The squads have met twice in the Palileo era, with each team securing a victory.
Holly Milam cemented herself as the primary weapon in the Mean Green arsenal after posting 48 kills in the North Texas Challenge. Freshman BrynCaitlin Walker, who earned a starting spot at outside hitter for the Mean Green, tallied 43.
The Mavericks head to Denton owning a 2-1 record. Three UTA players have already posted 30 or more kills this year, so the Mean Green will need to play sound to offset the Maverick attack.
Amanda Chamberlain, who enters the week tied with Alexis Wright with 10 total blocks, anchors the Mean Green defense. LekaLeka Kiner-Falefa solidified the back line at the libero position, collecting 48 digs in 16 sets in the North Texas Challenge.
• North Texas enters with a 1-3 record, with two of those losses coming at the hands of top-20 teams Texas A&M and Ohio State. The Mean secured a five-set win over Nevada, but also fell to Texas State.
• This will be the last home match before the team begins a three-game road trip to Orem, Utah, to compete in the Utah Valley Tournament on Friday, Sept. 2. The team will face Utah Valley, San Jose State and Southern Utah in the tournament.