The Roadrunners defeated Sam Houston 25-21 25-18 25-10 to up their season record to 9-8 and hand the Bearkats their first Southland Conference loss of the season. The Kats also are 9-8 for the year and 3-1 in league action.
UTSA never trailed in the first two sets. The Roadrunners trailed 5-2 in the third set but won 23 of the next 28 points to earn the victory.
Elise Huskey and Dempsey Thornton led UTSA with 10 and 9 kills, respectively. The Roadrunners totaled 41 kills as a team while Sam Houston produced 29. UTSA committed only 10 attack errors while the Bearkats made 25.
Kendall Cleveland and Kim Black each added five kills. Setter Kym Loving assisted on 26 of the Kats' 29 kills and totaled 14 digs, her fourth double figure digs match of the season. Kaylee Hawkins added 12 digs.
Sam Houston continues its South Texas road trip with a Saturday afternoon match at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Bearkats return to Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum to play host to Stephen F. Austin Wednesday at 7 p.m.