UT ARLINGTON 3, UT SAN ANTONIO 2 (23-25, 25-19, 25-16, 21-25, 15-13)
ARLINGTON, TX – Host UT Arlington fell behind 10-6 in the deciding fifth set but fought back with a 9-3 run to top UT San Antonio and advance from Round 1 of the 2019 NIVC.
The Mavericks (19-13) will play Sam Houston State in Round 2; the match is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday. The Roadrunners end their season at 16-14.
With the score tied at 13-all in the fifth set, Bre Walp authored a kill for UTA for match point, and Walp followed with a solo block for the match winner. Kylie Jedlicka had 15 kills and 16 digs for the Mavs; Madison Hill added 12 kills, and both Walp and Brooke Townshend had 11 kills. Madelyn St. Germain had 23 digs.
Brianna McCulloch had 17 kills, 10 digs and just two errors for UT San Antonio. Kirby Smith had 13 kills and 11 digs, and Courtney Walters chipped in with 36 assists.