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Volleyball hits 20 wins with thrilling victory over Charlotte

Volleyball hits 20 wins with thrilling victory over Charlotte

October 22
18:37 2017

The Mean Green volleyball team (20-2, 7-1) traveled to North Carolina Sunday to take on Charlotte (17-7, 4-4) and needed all five sets to escape with a win.

After losing the first two sets, North Texas fought back in the last three and won the match (22-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-13).

Charlotte, which sits in the middle of the Conference USA standings, battled throughout, but the Mean Green, as they have for the majority of the season, outlasted the 49ers on the road.

It was Holly Milam who sparked the victory this time, as the senior had a streak of three consecutive kills to build momentum for North Texas in the third set.

Milam fished with a team-high 23 kills in the victory.

Senior setter Karley York helped get the offense going with a career-high 67 assists, which was the ninth most in program history.

Other highlights of the match included Jordyn Williams, who came off the bench and finished with a .438 attack percentage. Amanda Chamberlain (18 kills) and Alexis Wright (13 kills) had big offensive efforts to support the career day from Milam.

This victory over Charlotte extended the Mean Green’s winning streak to eight games and also marked the fewest games needed to get to 20 wins in program history.

Next up: North Texas will take on Rice University at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mean Green Volleyball Complex. The Mean Green have not lost in Denton since Aug. 26 against Texas Tech.

Featured Image: North Texas senior Holly Milam goes for a kill in a game against Louisiana Tech on Oct. 1 at Mean Green Village. North Texas defeated LA Tech in three sets. Sara Carpenter

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