Davis, Talbert record professional performances at Win Over Houston – Texas A&M Athletics

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – After high-level professional performances Lauren Davis i Mallory Talbert, Aggie Volleyball opened the Texas A&M Invitational with a 3-1 win (27-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-20), getting Houston their first loss Friday night at the Reed Arena.

With the win, Maroon & White improve to 4-2 overall this season and go 1-0 up in the tournament. Houston fell for the first time this year against the Aggies, falling to 6-1 in the 2021 campaign. In the historic series between the two programs, Texas A&M extended its lead to 33-29 at all times.

As a team, the Aggies recorded a season-high record (69) in the first four-team affair of the year, with a .244 clip. Davis led the way for A&M offensively, reserving a new career high in kills with 21 successful changes against the Cougars. Talbert tied his career with 14 deaths, reserving a percentage of 0.542 stars and four total blocks in the process. Morgan Christon He saw success in all areas of the game, adding his seventh double-double run and the first of the season with a performance of 21 kills and 14 digs, reaching season highs in both statistical categories. Both Christon and Davis are now tied for 10th place in the A&M rankings for kills in a four-way outing during the 25-point rally era.

Fifth year setter Camille Conner paved the way for Aggie’s attack and recorded 58 assists per night, ranking second in the A&M standings for assists in a four-set match during the 25-point rally era. Conner also recorded a high season in excavations, finishing with 16 in total for his second double-double of the year.

Davis ordered Aggie’s offense in the early points of the first set, and a pair of murders from Aggie’s central blockers saw A&M quickly advance 7-5. Things stayed close to the media timeout as the Cougars gained a 15-14 lead with both teams hitting efficiently, each record percentage above the .300 mark. . Four consecutive Davis killings out of stoppage time saw the Maroon & White battle back inside one and eventually tied at 21-21. Despite two Cougar seven-pointers, the Aggies forced the extras and finally got the first box with a 27-25 lead after a Christon death followed by a Houston attacking error.

Set two opened with a double block thunder for Treyaunna Rush i Mallory Talbert followed by a pair of swings in the center that culminated in a first 4-1 lead from Aggie. Christon took command of the offensive on the left scoreboard, recording three kills in a four-point span to lead A&M to a 10-7 lead. Houston retired after the first timeout, tying the game at 17-17. However, after a lot of Houston errors and a Talbert death, Texas A&M won a 2-0 set with a 25-21 margin.

The third stanza opened with a powerful shot from Christon in the back row and continued dominance by Davis left. Talbert hit the double-digit mark in kills with a couple of hits to give the Aggies a 9-8 lead, but both teams continued to exchange hits at a 14-14 deadlock. The Cougars used a 4-0 run to advance 19-15, but an Aggie 3-0 response led by Davis temporarily halted their momentum. After getting a 6-2 run, Houston took the third set with a 25-20 lead.

London Austin-Roark rejected Houston’s first swing of the quarter, but the Cougars maintained a 4-3 lead. A connection between Conner and Talbert made A&M win by two, but Houston responded and maintained a four-point lead forcing an Aggie timeout. Conner’s solo block after a top pass halted Houston’s progress, and continued dominance on the net from Maroon & White saw the box leveled at 15. The Aggies finished with a partial 6-1 after stalemate and took a 22-18 lead, three points behind the team’s fourth win of the year. The Aggies called Ciera Hecht from behind the service line and a block Madison Bowser on the net to get A&M ready, with Davis closing out the win by 25-20.

UNTIL NEXT
Volleyball Aggie continues the Texas A&M Invitational tomorrow at Reed Arena, while the Maroon & White will face UAlbany at 12:30 pm followed by a clash at 19:30 with UTSA.

BIRDS ‘BITS
Texas A&M Coach Head, Laura “Bird” Kuhn
In the performance of your team …

“We were delighted to be at home. Viously, obviously, we played on Monday, but we came out against a strong team and we knew Houston was going to be fired. They were undefeated coming in here. It would be a nuisance. The overall victory of the team and ours first games have been solid.I am proud of the way we have responded as a team, but the way our bench has responded has also been what we needed.At the end of the fourth set, people increased and just do the their job when they came in. “

Junior outdoor hitter Lauren Davis
Delivering Houston his first defeat of the season …

“I think knowing that Houston came in here undefeated played an important role in tonight’s victory. We have a saying: we like to be dream-breakers. So knowing they started the season 6-0 went to us. giving that extra fire. Tonight was a really big win for us, but just getting together meant a big win for the team. Everyone did a good job doing their part and taking advantage of what we have. “

Medium senior blocker Mallory Talbert
With the energy of the equipment and feeding it …

“I was very proud of the energy our team had. I think we had a very focused week in practice, and I think that has translated here tonight and it’s been fun to watch. It’s just everyone having fun, it does its job, it knows its role and execution. “

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