The Mavericks secured the No. 2 seed in the West Division and had a first round bye in the tournament.
For the Mavericks to succeed this weekend, they need to extend their lead in conference standings, limit the Arkansas State defense, and perform well in the early sets.
Junior outside hitter Brooke Townsend and sophomore libero Alli Wells joined the 1,000 club, with Townsend eclipsing 1,000 kills and Wells achieving 1,000 digs.
Head coach J.T. Wenger has faith in the team to collect wins and gain momentum going into the Sun Belt tournament but said more offensive production is still necessary.
After winning its first two matches of the season, the team should heed these three keys for victory as they begin conference play this weekend in Alabama.
For the Mavericks to win matches, they will need to continue to block well, utilize their defensive players and prove they can complete sets.
After losing three straight games in the opening week of the season, the volleyball team lost three more at home on Friday and Saturday.
In order for UTA volleyball to come out on top this weekend at the UTA classic, they need to avoid slow starts, begin hitting higher percentages and finish their sets strong.
The Mavericks’ fall season is set to begin at the Abilene Christian University Invitational on Friday at noon.
Head coach J.T. Wenger’s goal for the team this season is to make it to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament and to “get hot” when the time is right.
Both on the court and off, Kylee Kapp and Brooke Townsend demonstrate close bonds fostered by shared interests, complementary personalities and respecting boundaries.
The arena painstakingly sanitized the venue and maintained social distancing and masking among the small gathering of fans.
Wells has evolved into a leader on the court, and her talents and efforts garnered many awards after several winning seasons.
Libero Alli Wells was named to the All-Sun Belt First Team, and outside hitters Brooke Townsend, Briana Brown and Brianna Ford were named to the All Sun-Belt Second Team.
Coaches and teammates say freshman libero Alyssa Duran has adapted well to collegiate volleyball and has a good understanding of the physical nature of the game.
The honors come after UTA defeated the Bobcats for the first time since 2014. The Mavericks will compete in the Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Championship starting Thursday.
The Mavericks secured a 3-0 sweep against the Bobcats and will be playing in the Sun Belt Conference Championship tournament starting Nov. 19.
The Mavericks bounced back after two losses on Friday to win Saturday’s match against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. UTA was led by freshman outside hitter Briana Brown with 15 kills in the match.
The Mavericks will be on the road next week for a two match series against in-state rival Texas State University starting at 6 p.m. Friday.