Bearkats beat down Mavericks

The Bearkat volleyball team faced off against fellow conference team, UT-Arlington on Saturday at Johnson Coliseum.

The Bearkats rallied from behind after dropping the first game to win 3-1.

The match started out evenly, but unfortunately 10 errors came from the Bearkats in the first game alone. They lost 25-20.

The girls quickly picked up their play in the second game and only allowed the Mavericks to win 14 points. Four of the Bearkats’ 25 points came from kills by senior Anna Ferguson.

The Bearkats fell behind early in the third but captured the lead at 12-12 and held on to the lead for the remainder of the game, winning 25-18. Once again, Ferguson stepped up and made 8 kills for the Bearkats.

They dominated the Mavericks early in the fourth game, leading 9-1 but a series of serving errors and attack errors allowed the Mavericks to tie the game at 23-23. However, the Bearkats were able to pull out the win, winning two points in a row. The match ended with a kill by sophomore Carli Kolbe.

“They started a little slow,” said Head Coach, Brenda Gray. “But as a coach, you just have to know when to light that fire to get them going.”

“I think Anna Ferguson deserves recognition,” Gray said.

Ferguson racked up 19 kills in the course of the match.

“I couldn’t do it without my teammates,” she said. “It takes three of us to make that play.”

Saturday’s win over UTA brings the Bearkat conference record to 3-1, tying them for first with Lamar University.

Their next game is on Thursday, Oct. 8 against the Texas A&M -Corpus Christi Islanders in Corpus Christi.

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