Roadrunners volleyball take three of four sets from Loyola Marymount

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Photo Credit: Kirk Florendo/The Paisano

On Friday, Sept. 6, the UTSA Roadrunners beat the Loyola Marymount Lions in three out of four sets (26-24) (18-25) (23-25) (21-25) at the Convocation Center. The win came on the second day of the UTSA Classic Volleyball Tournament.

Senior McKenzie Adams led the team with 20 kills and 16 digs, including a match-winning hit to give the Roadrunners the overall victory. Junior outside hitter Dempsey Thornton added five kills and two blocks for UTSA.

“We focused on us. We didn’t let the first game distract us,” Adams said.

In the first set, the Roadrunners fell behind early by six points. But UTSA went on a 9-1 run to take a 16-14 lead. The Lions would answer by outscoring UTSA 12-8 for the comeback win.

Following the first set deficit, UTSA came into the second set with a more challenging pace. The momentum of a 25-18 win in the second set continued as the Roadrunners won the third and fourth sets 25-23 and 25-21.

“Our confidence was great and we played like a team,” UTSA freshmen Dajana Boskovic said.

UTSA overall tallied 30 blocks and 54 kills in the match.

UTSA Head Coach Laura Goff never sat down for a minute of the action.

“It is what we do on the side of the court that matters,” Groff said.

The Roadrunners will conclude the Tournament against Texas A&M (2-1) at 7pm Friday night in the UTSA Classic finale.