Mean Green Volleyball Falls 3-1 To Tulsa In Season Opener TULSA, Okla. (9/1/04) ? The North Texas volleyball team (0-1) took the first game off Tulsa (1-0) in both squad's season-opening match, but the Golden Hurricane responded with wins in the next three games to claim a 3-1 (26-30, 30-25, 30-25, 30-25) v
TULSA, Okla. (9/1/04) The North Texas volleyball team (0-1) took the first game off Tulsa (1-0) in both squad’s season-opening match, but the Golden Hurricane responded with wins in the next three games to claim a 3-1 (26-30, 30-25, 30-25, 30-25) victory on Wednesday at the Donald W. ReynoldsCenter.
North Texas managed to hit over .200 in games two and four, while the Golden Hurricane rebounded from a sluggish start to record at least a .200 attack percentage in the final three games. Tulsa posted just one more kill than the Mean Green, but finished with a .259 overall hitting percentage in comparison to NT’s .190.
Led by Taylor Lawrence with a career-high 18 kills, the Mean Green had three players record double-figure kills. True freshman Katy Prokof tallied 15 and was followed by junior Brittney Gregory with 14.
“I thought we played well at times tonight,” said North Texas head coach Cassie Headrick. “Unfortunately, we were not able to come away with the victory, but I think we learned some things and are going to take some positives away from this match.”
Heidi Johnson recorded a career-high 50 assists and 15 digs to post her first career double-double. Gregory also finished with a double-double, adding 11 digs to go along with her 14 kills.
North Texas will get a one-day break before beginning play in the ORU Classic on Sept. 3. The Mean Green will open play at the tournament against Oral Roberts on Friday at