Sept. 5, 2008
EL PASO, Texas – The UTEP volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Northern Colorado on Friday afternoon at the Doublewood Inn Classic hosted by North Dakota State. The Miners fell to 2-4 for the season, while the Bears extended their win streak to five in their first appearance in Fargo, N.D.
The Miners were led by fellow juniors, and El Paso natives, Amy Sanders and Catherine Chavez. Outside hitter Amy Sanders had her second double-double of the day as she tallied 16 kills and 11 digs. Sanders’ four serving aces were a team best.
Chavez, also an outside hitter, led all Miners in the attack category with 18 kills and a .333 hitting percentage. The El Paso native also registered eight digs and three blocks.
A third El Paso local Jennifer Nolasco led the team in digs with 12, while Patty Jarmoc added seven digs and 37 assists.
UTEP gave up an early 7-3 lead to engage in a competitive first set that had the game tied at 25. The teams traded points before UNC won the battle at the net with a kill and a block to put the Miners away in game one, 30-28. The Bears took a 2-0 lead with a 25-20 win over UTEP.
The Miners forced a fourth set with a 25-23 win, but could not extend it to five when UNC put the Miners away in a close 29-27 game.
A 9 a.m. meeting with host North Dakota State on Saturday will conclude UTEP’s participation at the Doublewood Inn Classic in Fargo, N.D.
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