Attendance: 3,591 | Records: Baylor (4-1), Texas State (2-2)
SAN MARCOS, Texas – Baylor (4-1) flipped a switch late in the second set ripping away and keeping momentum from Texas State (2-2) in a 18-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-23 road win at Strahan Coliseum Wednesday night. Andie Malloy and Katie Staiger each had double-doubles for the Bears in the win to help BU improve to 4-1 on the season.
Malloy became the first Baylor player since 2006 to record three-straight matches with at least 20 kills, and she added 15 digs in the win. Katie Staiger had 14 kills on .407 hitting to go along with a career-high 23 digs in just her fifth match back from an ACL injury. Amy Rosenbaum’s career-high 51 assists paced a .290 hitting effort by the Bears.
The Bears hit just .109 and had zero blocks in the first set in the seven-point defeat, but hit .333 and had five blocks in set two, including assisted blocks from Amy Rosenbaum and Tola Itiola in each of the last two points to break the 23-all tie.
After dominating the third set, Baylor trailed by as many as five points early in the fourth set before rebounding from a 14-9 deficit to go on a 12-5 run that helped seal the victory.
- Baylor defeated Texas State for the 11th time in school history and the seventh time in the last eight meetings.
- Andie Malloy had 20 kills for the third-straight match and became the first Baylor player since Katie Sanders in 2006 to accomplish the feat when Sanders had four-straight matches with at least 20.
- Malloy added her third double-double of the season with 15 digs defensively, and finished the match with a .235 hitting percentage.
- Katie Staiger had her third double-double of the season including 14 kills on a .407 hitting percentage and a career-high 23 digs.
- Tola Itiola had nine kills (.571) and seven blocks.
- Hope Ogden had 16 digs for her fourth double-digit digs match of the season.
- Freshman Jana Brusek had her first career double-digit digs match with 12.
- Amy Rosenbaum had career highs in assists (51) and kills (6) helping Baylor hit .290 for the match.
STAT OF THE GAME I
.462 – Baylor’s hitting percentage in the third set where the Bears had 20 kills and just two errors on 39 attempts.
THEY SAID IT
Jim Barnes on a confidence-boosting win on the road
“It’s a great road win and our first one. What a great environment Texas State has; they had a huge crowd and their team played as hard as they could and really challenged us. I was proud of the way we maintained our poise under that pressure because it really was a great volleyball environment.”WHAT'S NEXT
Baylor will play Wichita State neutrally at Texas State Thursday at 5 p.m.