Brief: volleyball advances to C-USA semifinals

Brief: volleyball advances to C-USA semifinals

November 21
23:55 2014

Akshay Mirchandani / Sports Editor

The Mean Green volleyball team beat the University of Southern Mississippi in four sets (25-17, 25-19, 12-25, 25-21) to advance to the Conference USA tournament semifinals in Hattiesburg, M.S. Friday night.

The team won the first set 25-17 and then won the second set 25-19 to take a 2-0 lead. North Texas went into the third set need one more win to earn its sixth straight game in straight sets.

However, Southern Miss won the third set 25-12 to make it a 2-1 game. The Mean Green bounced back and took the fourth set 25-21 to win the game.

Junior outside hitter Carnae Dillard, who was named the C-USA player of the year earlier in the week, led the charge with 22 kills. Sophomore setter Amy Henard had 44 assists on the night.

North Texas will take on the No. 2 seeded Western Kentucky University Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The winner will clinch a spot in the C-USA finals.

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