Fort Worth, Texas– The UTEP volleyball team went 1-1 on the second day of action in the 2015 TCU Tournament. They defeated ACU in the first match (26-24, 27-29, 25-22, 25-20) and fell to TCU in the second (17-25, 22-25, 22-25).
Match 1 vs. ACU
In its first match, UTEP matched up against ACU. The Miners and Wildcats traded points in the first and second sets with each team taking one to tie up the score. The Wildcats took the lead in the third set but after being tied at 14, the Miners were able to pick up momentum and were able to take the set. UTEP played a strong fourth set earning the team its first win of the season.
Junior Lindsey Larson registered her second double-double with 36 assists and 13 digs. Sophomore outside hitter Coline Coessens registered 10 kills, nine digs and five blocks. Senior outside hitter Talia Jones followed with nine kills and three digs.
Match 2 vs. TCU
UTEP took on TCU in the second match of the day. The Miners and the Horned Frogs fought point for point but TCU ultimately swept the Miners in three sets.
Junior setter Lindsey Larson recorded a third consecutive double-double. She recorded 24 assists and 20 digs and hammered in 6 kills. Senior Talia Jones led the team in kills with 13 in 35 attacks committing only three errors. Coline Coessens registered 11 kills and seven digs to contribute to the Miners’ strong efforts.
The Miners will resume non-conference action at the Belmont Bruin Blast Invitational. The team will have a double header against Memphis at 9 a.m. (MT) and Belmont at 5 p.m. (MT) on Friday. The Orange and Blue will round out the tournament with a match against South Alabama on Saturday at 10 a.m. (MT).
Author: UTEP Atheletics