Volleyball Picks Up Clutch Road Win At USA


MOBILE, Ala. – Needing a victory keep pace in the Sun Belt Tournament chase, the North Texas volleyball team posted one of its best outings of the season in a sweep of South Alabama for its first conference road win of the year (25-20, 25-21, 26-24).

Shelley Morton was her usual self, notching her 11th straight double-digit kill outing and her seventh double-double of that span. The senior led the Mean Green (13-13, 4-6 Sun Belt West) with 13 kills on .393 hitting and 11 digs to lift NT to its third win in five matches.

Melanie Boykins, a fellow senior, wasn’t far behind with 12 kills on a match-high .478 attack percentage. She also posted a trio of blocks that helped hold the Jaguars (7-13, 2-6 Sun Belt East) to .152 hitting on the evening. NT, on the other hand, hit .230 against USA – the squad’s highest hitting mark since Sept. 17 against Kennesaw State (.287).

Entering the evening, North Texas was on the outside looking in on the eight-team Sun Belt Conference Tournament which begins in November. The Mean Green was a half-match behind UALR and ULM for the final spots in the league’s showdown.

A standard on the NT backline, Sarah Willey helped NT sideout the Jaguars on 73 percent of their serves. Willey posted 23 digs in the three-set match. Eboni Godfrey also tallied 14 digs on the evening.

The Mean Green will get another chance to pick up an SBC road win at Troy on Saturday afternoon.



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