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Courtesy: Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

UT Arlington sweeps UTSA in regular season finale

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 11/13/2010
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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ARLINGTON — UTSA's regular season came to an end with a 32-30, 25-20, 25-23 sweep at UT Arlington on Saturday.

UTSA (19-11, 13-3 SLC), which already had secured the No. 2 seed in next week's Southland Conference Tournament, was limited to a .176 hitting percentage, as it dropped its second consecutive match.

Senior Kendra Rowland recorded 14 kills to lead the Roadrunners, while redshirt sophomore Kelsey Schwirtlich handed out 36 assists and junior Kelsey Jewasko collected 16 digs.

UTSA, which leads the league in blocks per set, posted only two in the match.

Amanda Aguilera and Biana Sauls each posted double-doubles to lead the Mavericks (16-14, 10-6 SLC), who won their seventh match in a row. Aguilera recorded a match-best 19 kills and added 16 digs, while Sauls chipped in with 11 and 15. Raegan Daniel guided the UTA offense to a season-best .341 hitting percentage with 45 assists and Alicia Shaffer racked up a match-high 17 digs.

UTSA led 18-12 in the opening frame, but the Mavericks stormed back to take a 25-24 edge. After five ties, UT Arlington received back-to-back winners from Sauls and Aguilera to take the set, 32-30.

The Mavericks pushed out to a 17-13 lead in the ensuing set, but the Roadrunners fought back to knot the staza at 20. However, UT Arlington reeled off five consecutive points, all on kills, to take a 2-0 lead into the locker room.

UTSA pulled ahead by five points (19-14) in the third frame, but UTA did not go away and the Mavericks used a 6-1 run to tie the set. The two teams traded the next six points before UT Arlington put consecutive marks on the board to finish off the sweep.

The Roadrunners will open Southland Tournament play against No. 7 seed McNeese State (14-17) on Friday morning in Hunstville. First serve is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Johnson Coliseum. UTSA swept the Cowgirls on Oct. 9 in the only meeting between the two programs this fall.

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