HATTIESBURG, Mississippi –

UTEP volleyball (10-7, 8-4 C-Usa) saw its 5-match winning streak and report-breaking 2020-21 season come to an end Friday afternoon pursuing its reduction to (1E) No. 19 Western Kentucky (20-, 12- C-Usa), 3- (13-25, 9-25, 11-25), in the Convention United states Event Semifinals in Hattiesburg, Ms.

“Our town is proud of our software,” head coach Ben Wallis said. “The a single detail that you can say about a city like El Paso is that after (it sees) any individual is demonstrating progress, and that they want to acquire and our competitive, people today are going to come out and help you.”

The Hilltoppers posted the league’s leading solitary-match hitting proportion (.488) this time even though holding the Miners to .075 and their lowest level (33) and destroy (15) output in a match this time. UTEP created 26 of its 33 points while the other seven came on mistakes by Western Kentucky.

“A best-20 staff that has weapons exposed us currently with our inexperience,” Wallis said.

Junior outside hitters Paulina Pérez Rosas and Serena Patterson led the Miners in kills with 6 and five, respectively, and were being two of a few UTEP gamers to hit .230 or far better.

“I thought Serena Patterson had a excellent working day,” Wallis reported. “I thought she was in command of what she was accomplishing.”

Redshirt sophomore center blocker Kenidy Howard led the workforce with a .333 hitting percentage (least six makes an attempt).

4 Hilltoppers strike for .500 or far better and their All-Conference First Team assortment middle blocker Lauren Matthews strike for .471 and 10 kills. Outdoors hitters Paige Briggs and Kayland Jackson recorded 11 and nine kills, respectively.

Western Kentucky also out-dug the miners 38-to-15.

At the support line, the Miners experienced only 18 attempts – seven of which have been company problems – compared to the Hilltoppers’ 39.

“The two expertise that served us get a great deal all year ended up the serve and the reception game and they equally weren’t there today,” Wallis stated. “We experienced much too a lot inexperience out on the flooring to conquer a higher-stage workforce.” 

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