KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UTPA Broncs volleyball team fell to the University of Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos 3-0 on Thursday at Swinney Recreation Center.
The Kangaroos (10-7, 4-1 WAC) won the first set 25-18, the second set 25-11 and the third set 25-18.
Freshman Alisha Watson led the Broncs (10-11, 0-5 WAC) with a match-high 10 kills and 10 digs for the double-double to go with a .333 hitting percentage. Senior Nycole Masaki had a match-high 24 assists. Junior Shanice Faison recorded a match-best 11 digs.
Skyler Muff and Sydney Crimmins led the Kangaroos with eight kills each. Miff hit .412 while Crimmins hit .316. Nicole Wemhoff recorded a team-high 14 assists. Taryn Miller had a team-high nine digs. Emma Hagedorn finished with a match-high six blocks.
The Kangaroos hopped out to a 7-1 first set lead thanks in-part to two kills by Muff. The Broncs responded with a 6-2 run to pull within 9-7 on a Krysta Freitas kill. The Broncs were still within two at 15-13 after an attack error by Kaylyn Brandt, but the Kangaroos responded with an 8-2 run to pull away for a 1-0 lead.