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Texas State volleyball player Sierra Smith. TEXAS STATE SPORTS INFORMATION PHOTO

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The Texas State volleyball team lost a heartbreaker at home Tuesday night against Texas Tech, winning the first two sets and dropping the next three.

The Bobcats lost by scores of 20-25, 18-25, 27-25, 25-22, 15-11. They now are 9-5 this season with a match coming up against Texas-San Antonio on Friday/

Ashlee Hilbun led the way for Texas State with 15 kills on a .333 hitting percentage. Shelby Vas Matt added 12 kills, while Amari Deardorff finished with 10. Molly Ahrens finished with eight kills and just one error for an impressive .412 hitting percentage.

For the second time in four matches, Texas State went to a 6-2 rotation, inserting Jordan Moore to split time with Caylin Mahoney at the setter position. Mahoney gave out 24 assists in the match with nine digs, four kills and two blocks, while Moore gave out 23 assists with two digs.

Texas State outblocked Texas Tech, 11-10, and hit a better team hitting percentage, .200 to .194. Sierra Smith led Texas State in digs with 14, while Ali Hubicsak chipped in 12 and Vas Matt had 10 on the way to 74 digs for the team.

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