|Huston-Tillotson (Texas) (11-4, 5-0 RRAC)||18||25||25||25||3|
|St. Thomas (Texas) (7-7, 4-1 RRAC)||25||22||18||17||1|
|Huston-Tillotson (Texas)||Indv. Leaders||St. Thomas (Texas)|
|#5 Breanna Taylor - 17||Kills||#12 Bresha Orange - 14|
|#10 Victoria Yzaguirre - 2||Blocks||#9 Sophie Rigaut - 3|
|#13 Maranda Washington - 19||Digs||2 Players (#6,#12) - 19|
|#9 Vanessa Salinas - 8||Aces||3 Players - 1|
|Huston-Tillotson (Texas)||Team Statistics||St. Thomas (Texas)|
The UST Volleyball team suffered their first Conference loss against the undefeated Huston-Tillotson Rams Friday night at home.
In Friday's match the Celts started strong taking a quick 9-0 lead on the Rams. The Celts put down 12 kills, five errors, on 43 attempts where the Rams had only seven kills, 10 errors, on 51 attempts. The Rams countered the Celts with aggressive serving, but the Celts held on to win the set 25-18.
The Rams started strong in the second set, forcing a Celt time out at 5-10, but missed their serve after the time out giving the Celts the point. The Celts then went on a 4 point run to bring the score to 9-10, off of two kills from Junior Outside Hitter, Bresha Orange. The Celts and Rams traded points until the Rams pulled away and forced the second Celt time out of the set at 17-21. Following the Celts second time out; once again the Rams missed their serve, followed by an attack error for the Celts to pull within two. The Celts fought to stay in the match adding three more kills to their second set total, but the Rams offense proved strong against the Celts block, tooling it for the last three points to close out the set 22-25.
In the third and fourth sets the Rams showed dominance at the serving line earning 8 of their 15 total service aces. The Celts struggled to keep up, having 17 unforced errors in the two sets, and hitting a .077 and a .107. The Celts dropped the last two sets for the Rams to take the match in four.
The Celts are now at 24-1 career total versus the Rams. Huston-Tillotson is now undefeated in RRAC at 5-0 and 11-4 on the season. The Celts move to 4-1 in the RRAC and 7-7 on the season.