This team continues to give full effort, but has trouble finishing. Still, strong match against a good team.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• Senior setter Keandra McCardell posted her first double-double of the season and 30th of her career with a 25-assist, 12 dig effort. With 25 assists, she also moved into sixth all-time at Houston with 2,840 career assists, passing Donna Sellen (2,822; 1999-2002).
• Duncan led Houston with a season-high 16 kills, her fifth time to lead the team on the season with all coming in the last six matches.
• Freshman outside hitter Silvia Pertens (career high) and redshirt junior middle blocker Chenelle Walker (season high) recorded 13 kills apiece. Walker added three blocks (one solo, two assisted).
• Senior outside hitter Brianna Lynch finished with 11 kills.
• Senior outside hitter Sarah Afflerbaugh finished with 11 digs and seven kills, while Gardner tallied nine kills and a team-best four blocks and two service aces.
• Freshman setter Abby Irvine recorded 32 assists and seven digs.
• Defensively, libero Katie Karbo recorded a match-high 22 digs, her ninth time to lead all players in digs on the season.
• The Cougars recorded seven blocks as a team.
• Despite being outhit .259-.240, Houston out-killed Temple, 71-64.