Shop Now
Uploaded Ad
Article Image
Courtesy: Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

Adams leads UTSA past Idaho in four sets on Thursday night

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 10/29/2012
Courtesy UTSA Athletics
Print RSS

SAN ANTONIO — Junior McKenzie Adams posted her team-leading 14th double-double and UTSA overcame an early deficit to defeat Idaho in four sets (25-27, 27-25, 25-22, 25-23) on Thursday night at the Convocation Center.

Adams netted a match-high 25 kills to go along with 19 digs to pace the Roadrunners (14-8, 7-5 WAC). Seniors Whitney Walls and Brittney Malloy also recorded double-digit winners with 17 and 14, respectively, while junior Brandy Huskey logged her 13th double-double after posting 57 assists and 12 digs. Freshman Annie Kunes led all players with 25 stops.

The Vandals (10-12, 8-4 WAC) received 18 kills from Allison Walker, while Jenny Feicht turned in a double-double of 31 assists and 14 digs.

The Roadrunners fell in an early hole after the Vandals hit at a .354 clip on 48 errorless swings in the first set.

UTSA raced out to an early 9-4 advantage behind three winners from Walls. However, Idaho rallied to tie the frame at 15 and the two clubs traded the next 10 points before the Birds went up by a pair after back-to-back kills by Huskey and Adams. Following a Vandals timeout, the Roadrunners extended their lead to three, but Idaho used a 3-0 spurt to pull even. The Vandals then fought off a pair of UTSA set points and, after taking a 26-25 lead, Alyssa Schultz ended the stanza with a kill.

The Birds had to overcome a four-point deficit in the second set to even the contest.

Four consecutive attack errors by the Roadrunners allowed Idaho to open an 8-5 lead. The Vandals pushed their lead to as much as four (20-16) before UTSA mounted a comeback. UTSA used a 7-3 run to pull even and the two squads traded the next four points before Walls slammed home a winner to give the Roadrunners the advantage. Adams then served up an ace to tie up the match heading into the 10-minute break.

UTSA hit .302 and received seven kills from Adams to take a 2-1 lead.

The Birds raced out to a 6-1 advantage to set the tone. Idaho pulled to within one twice, including at 22-21, but UTSA racked up three winners in the final four serves to claim the three-point victory.

The Roadrunners used its defense to fuel another comeback win in the final stanza.

The Vandals jumped out to a quick 5-2 lead and the visitors continued to hold their three-point advantage until the score reached 15-12. UTSA then reeled off a 5-1 run that was spearheaded by Malloy's two winners to take a one-point lead. Idaho battled to tie the frame three more times before a service error put the Birds in front, 24-23. Malloy ended the match by slamming home a kill that was assisted by Huskey.

UTSA will return to action at 7 p.m. on Saturday when it hosts Seattle (7-15, 2-10 WAC).

Men's Basketball News
Western Kentucky Postgame Comments
Florida Atlantic Postgame Comments
FIU Postgame Comments
The Brooks Thompson Coach's Show
UTEP Postgame Comments
The Brooks Thompson Coach's Show
Rice Postgame Comments
North Texas Postgame Comments