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Bronchos win another match to add to their 10 match winning streak

The UCO volleyball team is 11-2 after winning a match 3-0 against Arkansas Tech University on Saturday night. The No. 18 ranked team has now won 10 straight matches, four of which were won Friday and Saturday during the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and Great American Conference Crossover Tournament.

“It’s a good win,” said head coach Edgar Miraku. “I mean, Arkansas Tech is a great program. They’ve won their conference the last several years. It’s nice to beat a team of their caliber.”

Arkansas Tech head coach, Kera Dukic, was formerly the assistant coach for UCO under Miraku.

Senior All-American hitter Taylor Bevis led the Bronchos with 13 kills total, getting five in each of the first two sets. Bevis had only two errors in 33 attempts for the match. Senior Jordan Spence had eight kills total and three assisted blocks.

Bevis led in digs with 14 for the match, followed by 12 digs from junior libero Dominique Lipari. Sophomores Malia Kaaiohelo and Haley Deschenes contributed 6 kills each for the Bronchos.

“I think we did well this weekend playing teams we usually don’t get to play,” said senior Karyn Chrisman.“We stayed calm when we were down and were able to compete at our high level throughout all four games.”

Chrisman had three kills this match, but has 73 so far this season.

The Bronchos started off strong by getting ahead early in the first set. Arkansas Tech tied it 8-8, but UCO worked to regain the lead, where they stayed for the rest of the set. Spence had an ace and Bevis had five kills to get the Bronchos ahead after the first set and come out with the win, 25-16.

The second set started off with four lead changes before the Bronchos broke the 8-8 tie, with Bevis adding five kills the set. UCO’s slow start proved to not be a hindrance as they won the set 26-17.

Arkansas Tech started in the lead in the third set, with the Bronchos came back to tie the set at 15-15 before gaining the lead. The set ended at 25-20.

The Bronchos next home game is Sept. 14 against Southwest Baptist University at 6 p.m.

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