Score: ULM 1, UT Arlington 3
(20-25, 14-25, 25-19, 21-25)
Records: ULM (9-25, 3-13)
UT Arlington (16-15, 10-6)
Location: Monroe, La. (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)
Monroe, La. - The ULM volleyball team was dealt a 3-1 loss to UT Arlington on Senior Night inside Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Saturday night.
HOW IT HAPPENED
-The Mavericks were able to jump out to an early four-point lead in set one. UT Arlington held that lead throughout the entirety of the set.
-The teams stayed closed at the beginning of set two until the Mavericks went on a 7-1 run that gave them the advantage to take set two.
-The teams battled back-and-forth through the third set until the Warhawks would go on a 7-2 run that gave them the advantage to take a set from UT Arlington
-The Mavericks to a slight lead after a 6-1 run as ULM just trailed. The Warhawks tied the score again at 20 and fought to stay alive. UT Arlington, however was able to close out the set on a 4-2 run.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
-ULM posted its highest hitting percentage in set four (.095).
-ULM recorded its highest total of kills in set four (13).
-The teams finished the match with 16 total tie scores and nine lead changes. The most contested set was set three with seven tie scores and five lead changes.
-Mikaela Worley led the offense with 11 kills. Hope Pawlik followed right behind with nine kills of her own.
-Tara Jenkins and Presleigh Williams directed the offense with a total of 33 total assists and recorded 23 and 10 assists respectively.
-Kacey LeBlanc led the defensive effort with 18 digs. Pawlik and Albany Schaffer also contributed 14 kills apiece.
FROM COACH HILTZ
About the match: My heart breaks for my girls and especially my seniors who played with so much heart and pride tonight. We could have packed it up and mailed it in after dropping the first two sets but that's not what this team and this group is made of. We kept fighting, found ways to score, and had enough positive energy and momentum to honestly feel like we could have won the match.
About the seniors: I can't say enough about my seniors and what they mean to me and what they've meant to this program. Anyone that claims this group didn't accomplish anything because of a win/loss percentage has blinders on as to what we are trying to do here. These seniors bought in and laid the foundation for every team that has any success from this point forward. They never gave up on each other, never gave up on me, and they loved and always will love ULM as their home. For all those reasons I simply say to them, thank you ladies. Thank you.