Andrea Velgis, The Paisano
The UTSA Roadrunners captured two victories this weekend at the Convocation Center, taking down conference rivals Louisiana Tech and UAB.
On Friday, Nov. 9, the Roadrunners captured a victory over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in three sets. On the following Sunday, UTSA took down the UAB Blazers in four sets to close their home stand and extend their win streak to seven matches.
UTSA played dominant volleyball in both wins. In the victory over Louisiana Tech, the Roadrunners boasted an impressive attack percentage of .304 to go with 9.5 team blocks.
“(I’m) very proud,” UTSA Head Coach Laura Neugebauer-Groff commented. “We’re jelling, we’re giving everybody an opportunity to play and we’re not missing a beat.”
The Roadrunners proved Groff’s comments true in their victory over UAB on Sunday, totalling 57 kills, 52 digs and six team blocks to close out their final regular-season home game.
Although the spotlight shined on UTSA’s talented seniors in their final home games as Roadrunners, the team got the majority of their production from younger players.
Junior Dajana Boskovic led the Roadrunners with a combined 37 kills and nine blocks throughout both contests.
UTSA sophomores Megan Slan and Marijeta Runjic had stellar offensive weekends with a combined 32 kills through both matches.
The Roadrunners played nearly flawless volleyball over the weekend, with their lone faulty set coming against UAB. The Blazers denied UTSA the sweep and rallied for the last four points to take the opening set.
“Our passing broke up,” Boskovic stated in defense of the team’s dropped set.
This weekend’s victories leave UTSA with a 21-7 overall record and a conference record of 12-2. UTSA will hit the road with the momentum of seven straight victories to face off against Southern Miss on Nov. 12.