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UAB volleyball bests UTEP in four sets
The UAB volleyball team (16-9) beat UTEP (12-8) in four sets on the evening of Friday, October 25.
The Blazers took the road win despite losing a key player in the first set.
“I don’t know if there has been a time when I was more proud of the girls than I am tonight,” head coach Kerry Messersmith said.
Senior Becca Howard was injured early in the game, and freshman Amber Treace had to step in despite her limited playing time thus far.
“When Becca went down, freshman Amber Treace had to go in and she did a phenomenal job at setter,” Messersmith said. “It is one thing to lose a hitter, but when you have your starting setter go down it is a much tougher situation to deal with.”
Treace stepped up to the challenge, though, collecting a career-high of 41 helpers in the match.
The Blazers came from behind as UTEP took the first set 25-20. But UAB fought back to take the next three (25-20, 25-23, 25-20).
It was a solid performance for the team, with three Blazers taking home double-digit kills. Sophomore Sam Skinner led the team with 15, and juniors Sara Rishell and Kiriana Hirini took 13 and 11 respectively.
“I think the most impressive part tonight was the other kids were so patient and supportive,” Messersmith said. “It was a great team win and I am just so proud of this group of girls for bouncing back to beat a very good team like UTEP on the road.”