San Antonio–Samantha Weber had 20 kills, while Kori McCarver added 14, helping St. Mary’s University to a convincing 30-21, 30-22, 30-27, win over Texas A&M University-Kingsville in volleyball action Wednesday night at Bill Greehey Arena.
Weber (Sr., Fort Lupton, Colo.) reached 20 kills in a single match for the second time this season. She had just four attack errors for a .432 attack percentage. She also added two blocks and five digs. She had nine kills in the final game alone.
McCarver (Fr., San Antonio) continued her strong play at the start of her Rattler career. She had 14 kills against just one error for a .542 attack percentage. She had a team-high three service aces. Courtney Matula (Sr., San Antonio) had 49 assists, while Valerie Teter (Jr., San Antonio) had 14 digs.
As a team the Rattlers hit a season-best .315 in the match, including 56 kills against just 17 attack errors. They had 53 assists, six service aces and 50 digs. TAMUK hit .186 with 39 kills in the match. Sha Tramble led the Javelinas with nine kills.
The Rattlers did not trail in the match until an 8-2 run by the Javelinas in game three gave them a 23-22 lead. The Javelinas held on to the lead at 26-25, but a disputed kill by McCarver tied things at 26-26 and the Rattlers finished the game by outscoring the Javelinas 5-1 to win 30-26.
With the win the Rattlers broke a three-match losing streak and improved to 3-5 on the season. TAMUK fell to 4-4. St. Mary’s will return to action on Friday when they travel to Lawton, Okla., to play in the first round of the Cameron University/Best Western Invitational. The Rattlers will take on the University of Central Oklahoma at 1 p.m.