RECAP: @UTTyler_vball falls in four in ASC opener
Hardin-Simmons (15-15)
UT Tyler (22-7)
11/2/2017 | Richardson, Texas | Attendance: 175
Hardin-Simmons25142525 --
UT Tyler15251618 --
Stats at a GlanceHSUUTT
Hitting Pct..257.166
Total Attacks144157
Statistical LeadersHSUUTT
KillsGrace Schulz - 14
Brieanne Brown - 16
AssistsAshley Pierce - 41
Reighanna Guzman - 39
AcesMary Johnson - 2
Leecia DePaula - 2
Meagan Bauer - 2
Makenna Bartlett - 1
Emily Robison - 1
DigsMary Johnson - 16
Makenna Bartlett - 15
BlocksGrace Schulz - 5
Kayla McCoy - 4

Thursday, November 2, 2017

RICHARDSON – The UT Tyler volleyball team dropped a 3-1 (15-25, 25-14, 16-25, 18-25) decision to Hardin-Simmons in the opening match of the American Southwest Conference Championship on Thursday at the UTD Activity Center.

The Patriots (22-7) will now have to stave off elimination the rest of the double-elimination tournament, starting with a 2:30 p.m. match on Friday against Concordia. The Patriots are now 2-1 against the Cowgirls (15-15).

UT Tyler senior Brieanne Brown led the Patriots with 16 kills and a .364 attacking percentage, while freshman Brianna Bellehumeur delivered her 13th double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs. Brown now has 937 kills in her career, while Bellehumeur leads the Patriots with 278 kills and also has 338 digs this season. As a team, UT Tyler was limited to a .166 attacking percentage by the Cowgirls (15-15) who hit .257 with seven fewer hitting errors.

Makenna Bartlett led the Patriots with 15 digs and also had seven assists in the match, while Reighanna Guzman provided 39 assists and 13 digs from the setter position. HSU had a 71-66 dig advantage over the Patriots with Kyana Alvarez also being in double digits with 10 digs. Kayla McCoy led the team with four blocks and Samantha Lee had three, while Kaitlyn Budisalovich had eight kills and two blocks. McCoy also added seven kills and three digs.

Making their eighth ASC postseason tournament, the Patriots are now 5-13 all-time in the tournament and are now forced to win out to earn the first ASC Championship title in program history and the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.