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August 31st, 2009
Bobcat netters lose three in Missouri

STAFF REPORT

The Texas State volleyball team will open at home Wednesday still looking to win its first game of the season.

Not its first match. Its first game.

The Bobcats ended a difficult run through the Tiger Invitational last weekend with a 3-0 loss to Brigham Young, falling by scores of 17-25, 22-25, 16-25.

Jessica Weynand was named to the all-tournament team for Texas State, despite its 0-3 record. Weynand recorded a season-high 18 kills (.293) and tallied seven digs against Brigham Young. Brittany Collins recorded her third straight match of double-digit assists, this time registering 20 for her first 20 assist game of the season.

In the first set, the Bobcats were able to tie the set six times, but were never able to gain the lead. The Cougars were able to spread their lead and take the set by eight.

The Bobcats battled back and forth with BYU in the second set, as there were nine ties and four lead changes in the set. A service error by BYU brought the game to a 19-19 tie after a Texas State timeout. BYU went on to score four kills on the next five serves to take a 23-20 lead. Texas State fought back with a Weynand kill to bring the score to within two at 24-22, but a Bobcat service error ended the set and gave the Cougars a 2-0 lead entering the third set.

The Cougars were able to grab an early lead in the third to take the set 25-16 and take the match 3-0.

Weynand finished the tournament with 34 kills and 22 digs. Collins had 56 assists and 19 digs to end the first weekend of play for the Bobcats.

The Bobcats return to the court on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to host Texas Tech at Strahan Coliseum for their first home match of the season.

In their other two matches at Missouri, both of them close losses, Texas State lost 3-0 to Mississippi (25-22, 25-19, 25-23) and 3-0 to Missouri (25-22, 25-22, 25-22).

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