Volleyball extends win streak to five with win over UAB

Volleyball extends win streak to five with win over UAB

Volleyball extends win streak to five with win over UAB
October 07
00:21 2017

The University of Alabama Birmingham (9-11, 3-2) fought long and hard through each set, but the Mean Green (17-2, 4-1) proved to be too much. North Texas swept the Blazers Friday night to extend its winning streak to five games.

In the first set, UAB showed signs of life before the Mean Green shook off the rust and continued their recent dominance by taking the set 25-16. North Texas used the momentum from that win to completely control set two in a dominant 25-12 finish.

The Mean Green got off to another slow start in the third before bouncing back to put the finishing touches on things with a 25-19 effort.

Senior Holly Milam led the team with 12 kills while Amanda Chamberlain added 10.

“We knew we had a special group here and we can really do something special,” Holly Milam said. “We did feel a little flat in the third set, and we could have finished more efficiently.”

After the back and forth first set, North Texas had a lot of power in the second set to couple with lots of team chemistry and passion. The Blazers pushed back in every possession, but the passion of the Mean Green outlasted them.

“We just really locked in and talked about discipline,” Chamberlain said. “We just locked in and handled our side of the net and just executed on our side.”

This marks the fifth straight win for North Texas, adding on to the best start in team history at 17-2 and 3-1 in C-USA.

“Our work ethic is pretty good right now,” head coach Andrew Palileo said. “We’re just trying to be focused for each match”

Next Up: The Mean Green take on the University of Texas at El Paso on the road Friday, as they look to extend the current win streak to six games.

Featured Image: Senior middle blocker Amanda Chamberlain goes in for a spike against the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Mean Green won 3 straight sets. Rachel Walters

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