Texas Tech Pins Mean Green With 3-0 Setback

LUBBOCK, Tex. (9/10/04) -- The North Texas volleyball team (0-7) put up a good fight against Texas Tech in its final match of the Red Raider Roundup, dropping two games by just two points in a 3-0 (30-22, 30-28, 30-28) setback on Saturday.

After a rocky start that saw the Mean Green hit .071 in an eight-point loss in the first game, North Texas upped its attack percentage to .159 and .148 in games two and three, respectively. The Red Raiders hit at least .161 in all three games, including a team-high .243 in the opening game.

Texas Tech finished with just seven more kills than North Texas but posted a .194 attack percentage in comparison to the Mean Green’s .135. The Red Raiders also had just four more assists and digs than NT and both teams had six blocks each in a statistically close match.

The Mean Green was led offensively by sophomore Taylor Lawrence, who collected double-figure kills in a match for the second time this season with a team-high 15. Sophomore Heidi Johnson split time with freshman Ashley Bass at the setter position, but still recorded her team-high fourth double-double with 18 assists and a match-high 14 digs. Bass dished out a season-high 18 assists as well.

Katy Prokof joined Lawrence as the only other North Texas player with double-digit kills, posting 10. The freshman outside hitter’s kill total marked the fourth straight match she has finished with double-figure kills.

North Texas now returns home to host Texas Southern at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in its first match at the Snake Pit this season.



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