SAN ANTONIO — UTSA will look to extend its four-match winning streak when it travels to Houston Baptist on Monday night. First serve is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Sharp Gym.
The Roadrunners (6-2) are off to their best start since 1988 when they won 11 of their first 12 matches. UTSA posted a four-set victory at Houston on Friday night. Junior outside hitter McKenzie Adams led the way with her fifth double-double of the fall after netting 20 digs and 17 kills.
Adams leads the Western Athletic Conference's (WAC) top attacking team with 3.66 kills per frame and is second on the squad with 3.72 digs per set. Meanwhile, freshman middle hitter Kylie Schott ranks second in the WAC with a .407 hitting percentage and junior setter Brandy Huskey sits third with 10.38 assists per panel.
UTSA also is bolstered by a strong defensive effort, as freshman defensive specialist Anni Kunes ranks fourth in the conference with 4.22 digs per set and senior middle hitter Brittney Malloy is tied for eighth with 1.06 blocks per frame.
The Huskies (7-4) are coming off a 1-2 mark at the Arkansas Invitational over the weekend. Houston Baptist was swept by both Arkansas and UTEP before salvaging the weekend with a four-set victory against Louisiana-Monroe.
Heather Leaverton and Jasmine Casey lead the Huskies offense with 3.32 and 3.18 kills per panel, respectively, while Victoria Weatherly hands out 11.4 assists per frame. Casey also paces the squad with 4.32 digs per set.
Monday will mark the fifth all-time meeting between the two program. UTSA holds a 3-1 advantage in the series, but Houston Baptist won the last matchup last fall in five sets.