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Allison Wyatt
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UALR Volleyball Ends 2011 Season with 3-0 Loss to Middle Tennessee
UALR Sports Information
Release: 11/17/2011


MIAMI, Fla.—The UALR volleyball team ended the 2011 season Thursday in the first round of the Sun Belt Volleyball Championship with a 3-0 (22-25, 23-25, 23-25) loss to Middle Tennessee. The Trojans finish the season 11-20 overall and 6-10 in conference action.

Edina Begic led the team in kills with 17, while Allison Wyatt led the team in digs with 14. Paige Gantar contributed eight kills and five blocks, while Eva Xie recorded five kills and a career and team-high of eight blocks.

The Trojans recorded more blocks than Middle Tennessee at 12 to ten, but the Blue Raiders out hit the Trojans .234 to .184 and recorded more assists and digs.

UALR opened the first set with a kill by Xie, before Middle Tennessee (19-10, 14-2 SBC) rattled off two points. The lead changed four more times with the score tying ten.

With the score tied at 19, the Blue Raiders recorded three-straight points on two kills and a UALR attack error for the lead. The Trojans ended the set with 22 points, but MT won on a UALR attack error.

Both teams exchanged point to start set two, before a service ace by Daniele Souza Moura sparked a 3-0 run for UALR. MT pushed points tying the score at five on a UALR attack error and taking the 8-5 advantage.

The score tied nine more times throughout the set. With the score tied at 21, a Blue Raider kill followed by a UALR attack error gave MT the edge.

UALR scored 23 points but lost the set on a MT kill.

Xie opened set three with a kill. The scored tied 14 times with the lead changing hands 11.

A kill by Begic tied the score at 22, before a Blue Raider attack error gave the Trojans the one-point edge.

Middle Tennessee pushed points tying the score at 23 on a kill and using a kill and UALR attack error to win the set and match.

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