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Baylor Hosts UTSA in Final Match Before Big 12 Conference Play

Baylor will try to reach the .500 mark with a win over UTSA headed into conference play

Sept. 23, 2013

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WACO, Texas - At 7-8, Baylor will play host to the UTSA Roadrunners (8-5) Tuesday night at 7p.m. at the Ferrell Center in the final non-conference match of the season for the Bears. Baylor has won five of its last seven matches and will look to reach the .500 mark headed into conference play.

The Bears took second place at the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup, hosted by the University of Houston, Friday and Saturday. Baylor took a tough five-set loss to LSU before closing out with wins over North Texas and the Cougars.

UTSA comes to Waco with an 8-5 record, but a 10-match losing skid to the Bears. In fact, the Roadrunners have not beat the Bears since Sept. 17, 1990. The last time the two teams met came Sept. 1, 2010 when Baylor seniors Kayci Evans and Zoe Adom were freshmen. Adom had two kills as Baylor cruised to a 3-set victory.

The Roadrunners come in with a bit of a hot streak as well winning six of their last eight. UTSA's McKenzie Adams averages an astounding 5.50 kills per set, which leads all NCAA Division I players. Adams, the 6-3 senior outside hitter, is hitting .267 on the season, and also leads the team with 3.40 digs per set.

The Bears are led offensively by Adom at 3.04 kills per set, and defensively by Mackenzie Mayo at 3.41 digs per set and Adrien Richburg at 1.09 blocks per set.

Following the match, the Bears are headed for a 16-match Big 12 Conference schedule to close the season beginning with the opener in Ames, Iowa Saturday at Iowa State.



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