The Miners will face off against UNT on Friday at 7 p.m. (MT) and FAU on Sunday at 12 p.m.
Sophomore Dominique Millette led the Miners in kills and hitting percentage but it wasn't enough to defeat the University of San Francisco.
Krystal Ejesieme is named to the University of Denver Invitational All-Tournament Team
UTEP plays three matches on the road before opening conference play against UTSA on Monday, September 22 at 6 p.m. in Memorial Gym
The Miners efforts were led by sophomore Dominique Millette who hammered out 11 kills and only one error to garner a .476 hitting percentage.
2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in 66 sets and started in five matches ... registered 117 digs ... posted two double-digit performances and picked up a career-high 17 digs versus Marshall (11/1) ... recorded a .962 reception percentage, with only seven errors ... chipped in 14 assists and three kills.
HIGH SCHOOL: Registered seven 30 or more dig performances during her 2012 campaign ... posted a career-high 57 digs and averaged 11.4 digs per set against Eastwood (8/28/12) ... received 2012 Class 4A All-State honors for the second straight season after collecting a total of 881 digs for the Mustangs ... also earned 2012 All-City Defensive Player of the Year and the All-District 1-4A Outstanding Defensive Specialist ... helped Burges reclaim the Bi-District title, racking up 43 digs against Canutillo (10/30/12) ... recorded a city-best 987 digs and averaged 7.3 digs per set during the 2011 season .... contributed 12 contests with 30-plus dig performances, including a season-best of 55 against Irving (10/16/11) ... was named to the All-State First Team, All-City First Team and All-District Outstanding Libero after anchoring Burges defense to a second-round playoff appearance.
PERSONAL: Full name is Sarah Miranda Villa ... daughter of Raul Villa Jr. and Patricia Montes ... has three brothers (Michael, Steven and Matthew) and one sister (Celeste) ... born in El Paso, Texas ... is majoring in Education.