UTEP Upsets Houston, 3-2
Oct. 30, 2011
Jeane Horton and Xitlali Herrera each recorded career-highs, hammering 25 and 20 kills, respectively. Horton also contributed four blocks in the contest while Herrera added nine digs, three blocks and an ace.
The Miners showed resilience, bouncing back from a 2-1 deficit to capture the final two frames for the victory. The squad has played in seven five-set contests in 2011 and are 5-2 in those matches on the season.
UTEP (17-9, 7-6 C-USA) pounded 71 kills to the Cougars' 57 and hit a stellar .316 for the match, including a .414 clip in the fourth stanza to take the easy 25-16 win.
The Miners surged to a 10-4 advantage in the fifth set, capitalizing on the Cougars' unforced errors. Houston (16-7, 9-4 C-USA) was able to cut the lead to 13-12, but a UTEP timeout put Houston to rest and the Miners held on for the victory.
UTEP looks to keep the momentum rolling, when it heads to UAB for a two-match road trip against the Blazers on Nov. 5th and 6th. The Miners return home Nov. 11 and 13 to face Marshall and ECU, respectively.