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Roadrunners draw Aggies in NCAA Volleyball tournament opening round

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UTSA have found out their fate for the NCAA Volleyball Championship as they head to Austin for the opening two rounds of the tournament.

It will be a match against Texas A&M to open the tournament at the Aggies' arch enemy the Texas Longhorns , meaning the crowd will certainly be on the side of the Roadrunners.

It will be a rematch for the two sides as the Aggies beat the Roadrunners in a four set match at the Convocation Center as the Roadrunners pushed the Aggies well but both sides have certainly improved as the year has gone on.

UTSA could have reason to be a little confident as their record is vastly superior to the Aggies with the Roadrunners sitting on 24-7 while Texas A&M are at 18-11.

At the same time the statistics are really with the Aggies, who have never lost to the Roadrunners, and won the earlier match, in addition they are certainly in the stronger conference and are higher fancied.

That match will be December 5th at 4:30pm in the opening match of the NCAA tournament before the second match follows at 7pm.

That second match will see both the Roadrunners and Aggies biggest rivals against each other as the defending champions and No. 1 side Texas take on Texas State with the winners of each first round match will play on Saturday at 7pm.

The potential semi-final matchups will certainly put a very big carrot in front of all teams with UTSA and Texas State in great match up scenarios playing either the big rivals or one of the biggest schools in the state.

Should UTSA take on Texas they'll be facing a rematch of their last NCAA tournament appearance which they lost in straight sets, and will not be expected to beat the best team in the country at all.

For UTSA the tournament represents an opportunity to show the growth they have made this season, even pushing the Aggies would make others stand up and take notices.

What is clear is that McKenzie Adams will be key for UTSA and she'll be looking to stamp her All-American credentials through the tournament, however long she can help UTSA's time in the tournament last.

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