A pair of dramatic endings from the University of Houston Volleyball team paved the way for the Cougars to earn a doubleheader sweep over RV Maryland and UTRGV on Saturday and finish the UTSA Classic undefeated.
The Cougars (4-4) began the day trailing by two sets against the Terps (3-2), but stormed back to defeat Maryland, 3-2 (23-25, 9-25, 25-22, 25-17, 15-13). In the second matchup of the day, Houston completed its 3-0 (25-23, 25-13, 26-14) sweep over the Vaqueros (4-3) after rallying off a pair of set points to win the third frame 26-24.
In the Cougars’ comeback match against Maryland, freshman Abbie Jackson recorded the second double-double of her career, posting a team-best 16 kills along with 14 digs. Senior Katie Karbo joined Jackson as the Cougars with double-digits digs against Maryland, posting a season-high 26 digs in the contest.
Junior setter Abby Irvine paced the Houston offense with a pair of 40-assist outings. She followed her 44-assist performance against the Terps with another 40 helpers against the Vaqueros. Irvine has eclipsed the 40-assist mark in each of her past four matches.