Texas A&M used its defense and athletic advantage to win a close opening set and found its stride in the next two sets in sweeping past UTSA 25-24, 25-21, 25-18 in the opening first-round game at the NCAA Volleyball Championships Thursday evening at Gregory Gym.
The Aggies, who earned a berth in the tournament by winning seven of its final eight regular-season matches, racked up 10 blocks (five in the final game) and forced UTSA into a .168 hitting percentage in the match and just .046 in the third set.
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