Behind a dozen kills from sophomore outside hitter Meredith Hays the Aggies swept UT Arlington 25-17, 25-19, 25-19 to improve to 4-0 in WAC play.
The Aggies held a slim 15-14 lead midway through set one but finished with a flurry winning 10 of the final 13 points as Meredith Hays terminated five times late to help propel the Aggies to the first set victory. The Aggies hit .211 in the first set and held UT Arlington to a .000 hitting percentage with seven kills and seven errors.
The Aggies trailed the Mavericks 5-4 very early in set two but 6-0 run put the Aggies ahead 12-6 and the team never looked back. UTA would trim the lead to four points at 14-11 but a 4-0 run spurred by a pair of kills from Hays, Desiree Scott and Nathalie Castellanos gave the Aggies a seven point cushion which they would maintain throughout the remainder of the match before winning 25-19. The Aggies committed just three attack errors in the set to hit .438 recording 17 kills on 32 swings. UT Arlington hit .121 with 11 kills but again committed seven attack errors.
UT Arlington led the Aggies 10-9 early in set three but the Aggies won five of the next six to take a 14-11 lead midway through the set. UT Arlington cut the Aggies' lead to one at 15-14 and trailed by just one at 16-15 but a kill by Castellanos sparked a 4-0 run to give the Aggies a 20-15 lead. The Aggies extended the lead to 23-17, the largest of the set, before winning 25-19 on a kill by Desiree Scott. The Aggies hit .286 in the set while holding UT Arlington to just a .030 hitting percentage. The Aggies out blocked the Mavs 7-1 in the set and finished with a 13-3 blocking advantage in the match.
In addition to Hays' 12 kills, Nathalie Castellanos finished match with eight kills on 12 swings with just one attack error hitting .583. Lauren Loerch finished with eight kills, Desiree Scott added seven kills and six block assists and Preslie Alexander added seven block assists. The Aggies hit .306 as a team on the match.
Ashley Bennett and Taylor Gross each finished with eight kills for UT Arlington as the Aggies held the Mavs to an .054 hitting percentage.
The Aggies head to El Paso on Wednesday night to take on I-10 rival UTEP.