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September 8th, 2009
Bobcat netters, 1-6, go to Baylor


The Texas State volleyball team is off to a rocky start, losing six of its first seven matches, mostly against major conference competition. The opponent won’t be any easier Monday night, when the Bobcats travel to Waco to play Baylor (7 p.m.).

The Bobcats are playing Baylor for the fifth straight year and for the 33rd time overall. Texas State leads the series, 21-10-2.

However, the Bobcats are on the road for their fourth straight match. After beating Texas Tech in three games at Strahan Coliseum last Wednesday, the Bobcats lost matches to Marquette, Austin Peay and Butler during the weekend at the Marquette Invitational in Milwaukee.

Baylor will enter the match with a 7-0 record after continuing its winning streak with a sweep of its home tournament by beating Central Florida, Texas-San Antonio and Purdue.

Last year, the Bears came away from Strahan Coliseum with a 3-1 win. Jessica Weynand led all Bobcats with 11 kills and seven digs, while Brittany Collins had 17 assists.

The Bobcats return home for the CenturyTel Premier on Friday, Sept. 11-12. Texas State will face Hofstra, Texas Southern and Texas A&M during the course of the two-day tournament.

The Bobcats open up the tourney on Friday at noon against Texas Southern, then play Hofstra later in the day at 7 p.m. They will match up against Texas A&M on Saturday at 2 p.m. to close out the CenturyTel Premier. Information on the CenturyTel Premier can be found at

The Bobcats lost 3-2 matches to Marquette and Austin Peay in Milwaukee during the weekend before falling in three straight to Butler.

The Marquette match was especially close, with the home team winning 23-25, 25-23, 27-25, 23-25 and 15-10. Texas State’s Jessica Weynand led all players with 28 kills.

Austin Peay had an easier time against the Bobcats, winning 25-13, 26-28, 25-15, 21-25 and 15-10. Weynand and Melinda Cave each went double-double for the Bobcats. Cave registered 13 kills and 10 digs, while Weynand finished with 12 kills and 19 digs.

Butler finished off Texas State in three games, 26-24, 25-21 and 25-19.

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