#12 Baylor Battles for UTSA Invite Title

  0 Jil Price Igara | September 17th, 2018 | ACC, Big 12, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News

UTSA Invitational Tournament

  • Sept. 14-16, 2018
  • San Antonio, Texas

It wasn’t an easy road, but 12th-ranked Baylor battled its way to a UTSA Invitational Tournament team championship with a pair of wins in San Antonio, Texas. The Lady Bears outlasted the Roadrunners in 5 sets on Friday and Virginia Tech in straight sets on Saturday.

UTSA split on the weekend with a win over Virginia Tech in 4 sets, while the Hokies went 0-2.

Baylor finishes the nonconference portion of its season with an 8-3 record. The Lady Bears, who are riding a 3-match win streak, begin the Big 12 season on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Texas Tech. BU was chosen to finish second in VolleyMob’s preseason preview of the Big 12.

Friday Roundup

#12 Baylor def. UTSA 3-2 (25-21, 20-25, 26-28, 25-20, 15-9)

Saturday Roundup

#12 Baylor def. Virginia Tech 3-0 (28-26, 25-18, 25-16)

Sunday Roundup

UTSA def. Virginia Tech 3-1 (25-14, 20-25, 25-21, 25-23)

All-Tournament Team

Tournament Notables

  • Baylor’s Yossiana Pressley was named MVP and to the all-tournament team, along with Aniah Philo and Shelly Fanning.
  • Pressley registered 37 kills in the Lady Bears’ two-match stretch and hit a season-high .354 against the Hokies.
  • Philo notched back-to-back double-doubles with 20 kills and 17 digs against UTSA and 12 kills and 10 digs against Virginia Tech.
  • Fanning contributed 15 kills against the Roadrunners and 11 kills against the Hokies.
  • UTSA’s Hannah Lopez and Amanda Gonzales were selected to the all-tournament team after helping the Roadrunners to a 1-1 record.
  • Lopez registered back-to-back double-doubles, notching a career-high 21 kills and a career-high 13 digs against Baylor and adding 18 kills and 13 digs against Virginia Tech. She also set a career-high with 4 blocks against the nationally-ranked Lady Bears.
  • Gonzales posted 24 assists and 9 digs against Baylor and contributed 34 assists and 6 digs against Virginia Tech.
  • Virginia Tech’s Jaila Tolbert earned all-tournament team recognition. The senior right side hitter registered a .362 attack percentage and 28 kills in the Hokies’ 0-2 weekend.
  • Tolbert has been selected to three all-tournament teams this year, earning honors at Charlotte, Bobcat and UTSA invitationals.

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