UTSA Volleyball opened their home tournament on Thursday with a win and a loss both in straight sets as they defeated Lamar before losing to No. 8 Florida.
The opener saw Lamar come to a UTSA tournament for the second time in two weeks after also being a competitor in the Soccer tournament last weekend but this time they fell to their former conference rival 25-16, 25-22, 25-17.
It was an impressive sweep from the Roadrunners with Brandy Huskey managing 26 assists while Annie Kunes impressed defensively 13 digs as Lamar were held to a .073 hitting percentage.
With the scores locked at 8-8 UTSA started to take off and managed a 10-1 run as they really managed to break away from the Cardinals with McKenzie Adams managing four kills while Jordan Kotara managed three.
Again it was 8-8 in the second before UTSA managed an 8-2 run to break out only for Lamar to come back and level proceedings at 21 before a pair of Adams kills put UTSA back up by two and Lamar could only manage one point in the final stretch.
The third set was level for longer with UTSA not breaking the tie until 15 but when they did it was comprehensive as UTSA managed a 10-2 run to secure the 25-17 win and the sweep on the back of five kills from Kylie Schott.
UTSA's second match was quite the opposite as they welcomed No. 8 Florida to the Convocation Center, making them the highest ranked opponents to visit UTSA since 1993 when Texas actually bothered to visit their sister school.
The Roadrunners actually impressed early on, as they shot out to a 7-5 lead but a 14-7 run from Florida saw them take out the first set with Adams the best for both teams with five kills.
UTSA had an even better start in the second set with an 8-5 run to open the half but again the Gators showed why they're ranked so highly as they managed a 12-4 run to pick it up to 17-12, UTSA could get no closer than two as Florida closed out the set.
Needing a win in the third set to stay alive UTSA pushed out to an even bigger lead in the third with a 9-5 lead but again Florida bounced back to tie the set at 13 before a 7-3 run won the set and the match.