• September 25, 2021
 UTEP Volleyball Drops Home Conference Match

UTEP Volleyball Drops Home Conference Match

The UTEP volleyball team (3-15, 0-6), fell to Florida Atlantic (15-4, 5-1) in three sets (25-21,7-25,23-25), 3-0, on Friday evening at Memorial Gym.

Kristen Fritsche led the squad with 16 assists, seven digs and a team-high four total blocks. Martine Kragholm and Mallory Yost both added three total blocks each.

Florida Atlantic began the match with a 4-1 run that helped seize control of the first set. UTEP would battle back and tie the set off of back-to-back kills from Macey Austin and Cheyenne Jones, 12-12. The Miners were battling in the latter stages, trailing by one point, 21-20. The Owls went on a 4-1 run, capturing the set, 25-21.

FAU tallied an 11-1 run to start the second set, and never looked back. It took the set, 25-7, and held control of the match.

The Miners came out with purpose in the third set, doubling up the Owls efforts, 14-7. FAU stormed back with a 10-0 run of its own, taking the lead, 19-17. From there both teams traded punches, but Florida Atlantic bested the Miners for the set and match, 25-23.

Up Next

The Miners will play host to FIU (12-6, 4-1) on Sunday at 12 p.m. MT at Memorial Gym. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids. For more information about the team day program call the UTEP marketing department at (915) 747-6065

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While the initial information was provided by either UTEP or UTEP Athletics, it has been reviewed and copy-checked by a Herald-Post editor. In some cases, the text has been reformatted for better readability.

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