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Volleyball mauls Mavericks in three
Courtesy: GoBearkats.com
Release: 10/13/2011
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 Led by Kim Black with 15 kills and Carli Kolbe with 14, Sam Houston stayed rolled to its first three set victory since Sept. 9 as the Bearkats downed UT-Arlington 25-20 25-21 25-21 in a Southland Conference volleyball match Thursday at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.

The two seniors played almost flawlessly as Kolbe committed only four hitting errors in 44 attempts and Black had three miscues in 22 tries. Haley Neilser added six kills and Kendall Cleveland totaled five.

The victory extends Sam Houston's winning streak to three matches, giving the Bearkats a 12-9 season mark and a 6-2 Southland Conference record. The win was one of only three straight set victories for Sam Houston this season.

UTA dropped to 7-14 for the season and 3-4 in Southland action. The Mavericks had two players pick up double figure kills as Tara Frantz posted 14 and Amanda Aguilera added 10.

Kym Loving assisted on 40 of the Bearkats' 47 kills. Libero Jamie Haas was credited with 22 digs. Kaylee Hawkins and Kolbe picked up 10 digs apiece.

UTA had its moments. Down  11- 2 in the opening set, UTA fought back to cut the lead to 15-14. Black came up with two kills on the next three points to shut down the rally and close out the set.

The Mavericks jumped out to a 7-3 lead in the second set. Sam Houston tied 11-11 on a ball handling error by the UTA setter and never trailed again.

In the third set, the score was tied five times with three lead changes but Sam Houston finally took control to earn the victory.

The Bearkats will play host to Texas State Saturday at 7 p.m. at Johnson Coliseum to close out a day of Homecoming activities. The Bobcats stand in second place in the Southland Conference West Division while Sam Houston ranks third.

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