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In another five-set thriller, UNT Volleyball drops hard fought match to UTEP in this one. Up Next, Oklahoma at UNT on Thursday at 5:00


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In what many had seen as a rebuilding year, this North Texas team is already able to battle the best teams of CUSA.

Click link for full story and stats: https://meangreensports.com/news/2021/3/1/womens-volleyball-unt-drops-hard-fought-match-to-utep.aspx

UNT drops hard fought match to UTEP

DENTON – The North Texas volleyball team fell to UTEP 2-3 (25-16, 15-25, 28-26, 21-25, 13-15) on Monday afternoon in the second match of a back-to-back with its Conference USA rivals.
 
The loss for North Texas (5-7, 2-4 C-USA) came just 24 hours after defeating the Miners (5-4, 4-2 C-USA) in a five-set thriller. Overall, the Mean Green dropped to 3-2 in five-set matches in 2020-21.
 
"It was another hard-fought match between two teams," head coach Andrew Palileo said. "We had chances there at the end to win the match, but we just didn't get it done today."
 
North Texas outside hitter Rhett Robinson led the Mean Green with 24 kills on a career-high 66 attacks. Robinson added another three blocks and five digs. The Krum, Texas native tallied 49 kills and eight blocks in the two matches against UTEP this week. 
 
Sophomore middle blocker Alysha Johnson caught fire early and notched a season-high eight blocks to go along with five kills. Freshman Kenzie Smith set several career-highs with eight kills, five blocks and a .316 hitting percentage.

Kaliegh Skopal finished with 46 assists and 10 digs, while the Quarterback's Bride, Barbara Martinadded her fourth double-double of the year with 11 kills and 16 digs. 

OklahomaNext Up - Oklahoma at North Texas, Thursday at 5:00

 

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  • ADLER changed the title to In another five-set thriller, UNT Volleyball drops hard fought match to UTEP in this one. Up Next, Oklahoma at UNT on Thursday at 5:00
On 3/1/2021 at 5:21 PM, ADLER said:

In what many had seen as a rebuilding year, this North Texas team is already able to battle the best teams of CUSA.

Click link for full story and stats: https://meangreensports.com/news/2021/3/1/womens-volleyball-unt-drops-hard-fought-match-to-utep.aspx

UNT drops hard fought match to UTEP

DENTON – The North Texas volleyball team fell to UTEP 2-3 (25-16, 15-25, 28-26, 21-25, 13-15) on Monday afternoon in the second match of a back-to-back with its Conference USA rivals.
 
The loss for North Texas (5-7, 2-4 C-USA) came just 24 hours after defeating the Miners (5-4, 4-2 C-USA) in a five-set thriller. Overall, the Mean Green dropped to 3-2 in five-set matches in 2020-21.
 
"It was another hard-fought match between two teams," head coach Andrew Palileo said. "We had chances there at the end to win the match, but we just didn't get it done today."
 
North Texas outside hitter Rhett Robinson led the Mean Green with 24 kills on a career-high 66 attacks. Robinson added another three blocks and five digs. The Krum, Texas native tallied 49 kills and eight blocks in the two matches against UTEP this week. 
 
Sophomore middle blocker Alysha Johnson caught fire early and notched a season-high eight blocks to go along with five kills. Freshman Kenzie Smith set several career-highs with eight kills, five blocks and a .316 hitting percentage.

Kaliegh Skopal finished with 46 assists and 10 digs, while the Quarterback's Bride, Barbara Martinadded her fourth double-double of the year with 11 kills and 16 digs. 

OklahomaNext Up - Oklahoma at North Texas, Thursday at 5:00

 

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NT should not lose to UTEP in Denton.  However, from what I saw, UTEP had the better team. 

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