The University of Central Arkansas volleyball team as unable to get much of anything going Saturday afternoon, as they fell in straight sets to the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners 25-19, 25-12 and 25-17 at the Prince Center.
With the victory, UTSA extended its winning streak to 12 and have now won their last 36 sets. The loss drops UCA’s overall record to 14-12 and 8-4 in Southland Conference play.
The Roadrunners finished with an impressive hitting percentage of .439, the highest any UCA opponent has hit this season. Meanwhile, the Sugar Bears were held in check, striking just .162, thanks to 45 digs and nine total team blocks by the Roadrunners.
The Sugar Bears were paced by an eight kill five dig performance by Jessica Nagy. Alicia Dittrich added six kills and three blocks and Lindsey Barron also pitched in six kills. Kyle Hartman, playing in just one set, managed five kills while hitting .364.
McKenzie Adams had a match-high 11 kills for the Roadrunners to lead the way. Brittney Malloy posted six blocks to go with her nine kills and Elise Huskey added 10 kills in the winning effort. Defensively, two UTSA players reached double-digits in digs. Megan Wimbish led all players with 16 digs and Kelsey Jewasko chipped in 13.
The Sugar Bears return to action at 7 p.m. Thursday when they travel to Lake Charles, La. for a contest with McNeese State.