Volleyball closes out non-conference in Texas tourney

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Senior Elise Huskey recorded her team-leading seventh double-double of the season, sophomore McKenzie Adams posted a match-high 16 kills and UTSA picked up a 3-1 victory (25-18, 20-25, 25-20, 25-18) against SMU in Friday’s opening match of the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational.

Huskey posted 16 digs and 15 winners, while Adams tallied a match-best .467 hitting percentage in her 30 swings, as the Roadrunners (6-6) won the final two sets to claim the victory.

Redshirt junior Kelsey Schwirtlich handed out a match-high 46 assists and junior Brittney Malloy notched a career-high 10 kills to aide the UTSA offense.

UTSA had four players rack up double-digit kills, but it was not enough, as Santa Clara overcame five match points to outlast the Roadrunners in five sets (25-17, 18-25, 23-25, 26-24, 16-14) on Saturday morning at the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational.

The Roadrunners (6-7) held a 14-10 lead in the deciding frame before the Broncos (4-6) went on a 6-0 run, which included four consecutive blocks, to pull out the win.

Senior Elise Huskey recorded a career-high 18 kills and added 11 digs for her team-leading eighth double-double of the season. Junior Whitney Walls also posted 18 winners and sophomore McKenzie Adams added a career-high 17 while hitting a match-best .517 in 29 swings. Freshman Dempsey Thornton netted her third double-double after posting 17 digs and 11 kills.

Redshirt junior Kelsey Schwirtlich guided the Roadrunners to a .274 hitting percentage with 57 assists, while senior Kelsey Jewasko tallied a match-high 24 digs and junior Megan Wimbish added a dozen.

Sophomore McKenzie Adams had 15 kills, but it wasn’t enough to vault UTSA past No. 8 Texas in Saturday’s finale of the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational (27-25, 19-25, 25-22, 25-18).

The Roadrunners (6-8) posted a six-point victory in the second set to tie the match, but the Longhorns (6-3) pulled away after intermission to wrap up the tournament championship.

Adams was UTSA’s lone representative on the all-tournament team after leading all players with 48 kills and a .443 hitting percentage.