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October 12th, 2009
Bobcats win 'think pink' match

STAFF REPORT

The Texas State volleyball team defeated visiting Texas-Arlington 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 31-29) Saturday in front of a Strahan Coliseum crowd full of pink fans supporting breast cancer research.

The Bobcats improved to 7-11 overall and 3-2 in the Southland Conference.

Jessica Weynand led the way for Texas State with 12 kills on .345 hitting. Amber Calhoun chipped in 10 kills and four block assists for the highest hitting percentage of the night for the Bobcats with .368.

“We got a chance to play a lot of players,” Texas State coach Karen Chisum said. “It’s not a one-man team. An overall great effort by the team tonight.”

Weynand was on fire in the first set, registering seven kills on .462 hitting. Texas State grabbed the first set, 25-23, after rallying back from a 22-18 deficit. Four different Bobcats scored during the next seven points as Texas State won the set on a Melinda Cave service ace.

UTA managed to stay in the match for the majority of the second set, but 11-for-32 hitting did not help its cause. Jillian Wolpman and AJ Watlington tallied three kills apiece in the set to help Texas State go into intermission needing just won more set win.

The third set saw 15 ties and nine lead changes before Texas State finished the sweep with a 31-29 win. Calhoun had four kills (.500) in the third set, including serving the match winning point that came after a UTA attack error.

Tara Frantz led the Mavericks with 13 kills, while Raegan Daniel added 29 assists.

All proceeds collected Saturday night from an auction, pledges and donations will go directly to local breast cancer treatment and support organizations associated with Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC).

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