DENTON, Texas. (11/4/11) – The Arkansas State women’s volleyball was swept by North Texas 25-21, 25-19, 25-15 on Friday night. It was only the second time this season A-State has lost in straight sets, the first coming against Western Kentucky in September.
The Red Wolves (19-8, 10-3 SBC) struggled offensively on the night and had a team hitting percentage of just .123 on the night. In third set the team had a -.029 percentage and committed 10 of their 23 errors on the night.
A-State struggled from the start of the match and quickly fell behind 16-8 in the first set. ASU appeared to have found its rhythm however and managed to pull within 22-20 late in the set. However, the Mean Green’s early deficit proved to be too much for ASU to overcome and North Texas (15-15, 6-8) eventually won the set 25-21.
In the second set North Texas led for almost the entire match, despite A-State hanging close. The Red Wolves pulled within 21-19 late in the match after a Jasmine Terry kill, but would not score another point as North Texas took the set and a 2-0 lead in the match.
In third set A-State held a 13-12 lead despite its poor hitting percentage, but the Mean Green caught fire and scored seven of the next eight points to take a 20-14 edge in set that the Red Wolves would not recover from.
Terry led the Red Wolves with 10 kills on the night, while Allison Kearney added 18 assists and A’Zlynn Thompson provided 10.
The Red Wolves will return to action on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. against Denver.