Texas State’s appearance in the NCAA volleyball tournament was short lived and not altogether pleasant. The Bobcats fell in the first round Thursday night to Texas, 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-14) at Gregory Gymnasium in Austin.
The Bobcats hit only .044 in the match, compared with .289 for Texas.
Three straight attack errors by Texas allowed the Bobcats to come within 12-9 in the first game, but Texas quickly extended that lead to 18-11 on its way to a nine-point win. Texas also took early leads 11-4 in the second game and 19-8 in the third.
Texas State junior outside hitter Mo Middleton recorded eight kills and six digs, while senior outside hitter Jessica Weynand added five kills and seven digs. Senior setter Brittany Collins tallied a match-high 15 assists for the Bobcats.
Texas star Destinee Hooker led all players with nine kills and five blocks. Jennifer Doris also chipped in eight kills, while Rachel Adams had six blocks for the Longhorns, who will face Texas Christian in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The Bobcats made their seventh trip to the championships after claiming the 2009 Southland Conference Tournament title to earn the league’s automatic bid.
The Bobcats end their season 22-13, 13-3 in the Southland.Email | Print