The Seattle University volleyball team lost to the UTSA Roadrunners, 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-15) Saturday night in a Western Athletic Conference match at the UTSA Convocation Center.
Kaytlyn Dill (Bothell, Wash.) once again led the Seattle U offense with 12 kills, with Sarah Jaeckel (Littleton, Colo.) contributing five kills and seven digs. Jacquie Brice (Fullerton, Calif.) dished out 24 assists to go along with six digs, Lani Beadle (Seattle, Wash.) finished with 14 digs, two assists, and the Redhawks' lone service ace, and McKenzie Daniels (Edmonds, Wash.) added 12 defensive digs.
UTSA (15-8, 8-5 WAC) scored the first two points of the first set and never lost the lead, going on an 8-2 scoring run to pull out to a 14-6 lead midway through the set. Whitney Walls picked up three kills during a 4-0 scoring run, and the Roadrunners would close out the set with a kill by Brittney Malloy.
McKenzie Adams earned back-to-back kills to start the second set as the Roadrunners again went wire-to-wire with the lead. After consecutive kills by Dill brought the Redhawks to within two at 8-6, UTSA scored six straight points, including two kills by Malloy, to extend its lead. Allie Bettinger scored the final two Roadrunner points of the set with kills to give the home team a 2-0 match lead at intermission.
Seattle U took its first lead of the match early in the third set on consecutive kills by Alec Goodrie (Springfield, Ore.), but after the two teams exchanged the next six points, UTSA took the lead for good on a kill by Malloy and consecutive Redhawk attack errors. The Roadrunners went on a 6-1 scoring run to take control of the set, and then finished off the set and the match with a kill by Becca Stark.
UTSA hit .429 in the match, making only seven attack errors the entire night. Adams notched a double-double with 18 kills and 14 digs, plus she earned two service aces, with Walls collecting nine kills and Kylie Schott contributing seven kills in nine attempts. Brandy Huskey dished out 44 assists, plus she earned five kills and seven digs, and UTSA libero Annie Kunes led all players with 19 defensive digs.
Seattle University (7-16, 2-11 WAC) heads to Las Cruces, N.M., for the final match of the road trip against the New Mexico State Aggies Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. local time (6 p.m. Pacific Time).