UTSA extended their seven game winning-streak to 10 this past week with victories over Prairie View A&M, Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Texas Pan-American.
Tuesday night against the Prairie View A&M Panthers, UTSA swept them in three sets, 25-15, 26-24, 25-11.
The opening set started with a serve by freshman setter Amber Brooks and it was all Roadrunners from there on out. Briana Mason made it almost impossible for The Panthers to score with two blocks early in the first set. Struggling, Prairie View A&M took a timeout to regroup with the score 11-5. The Runners still took the set 25-15.
The Runners came out with a 5-0 lead in the second set, but the Panthers rallied back to make it an 18-18 tie. With an attack error by Panthers’ Cheri Lindsay, the Runners were able to pull it out 26-24.
The Runners took the third set with authority 25-11. Outside hitter Kendra Rowland added four kills, one assist and two digs in limited playing time. Kelsey Jewasko had five kills, two assists and nine digs. Brooks also had one kill, 26 assists and four digs.
“I don’t think we feel pressure (on upcoming road trip) we like playing together,” Jewasko said. “It’s amazing, it makes our chemistry awesome, just these last two games especially,” Jewasko said about the eight-game winning streak.
On Friday, the Runners defeated Texas A&M – Corpus Christi and Texas Pan- American on Saturday afternoon.
In the win over A&M Corpus Christi, the Runners defeated the Islanders in a match that went five sets (25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-27, 15-10). Rowland recorded her tenth double-double of the year.
Against Texas Pan-American, UTSA prevailed against the Broncos in five sets (25-17, 25-20, 21-25, 25-20). Three players finished in double figures in kills: Rowland had 18 kills, Sophomore Valorie Rodgers and junior Stefanie Robbins had 12 kills. Defensively, two players finished in double figures in digs: Brooks (10 digs) and Jewasko with 14 digs.
The Runners are sitting at a record of 11-6 and are in first place in the West division of the Southland (SLC). UTSA’s next game will be their third road game at Lamar Friday, Oct.10 in Beaumont.