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(12) Baylor volleyball grinds out win over North Texas

(12) Baylor volleyball grinds out win over North Texas
Posted at 11:36 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 00:36:19-04

12th-ranked Baylor volleyball started and finished strong in a four-set victory over North Texas Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center, winning 25-17, 21-25, 25-22, 25-18.

Baylor was led by an impressive double-double performance from senior Aniah Philo as she posted a career-high 19 kills and added 21 digs in the win. Her previous career best (16) was at UCLA in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

Baylor (4-0) opened the match with a dominant 7-0 run and forced an early UNT timeout following a Pressley kill. BU kept the Mean Green at arm’s length, hitting .400 to win the opening frame, 25-17.

BU hit a wall in set two, hitting .071 while committing seven attack errors to drop the set at 25-21.

The third set was back and forth, but the Bears rolled off three consecutive points with kills from Philo and Milana to close out the frame, 25-22.

The Bears got off to a shaky start in set four, trailing 8-3 before an early timeout. Down 13-6 after a UNT block, BU slowly chipped away at the lead. A Philo kill tied up the match at 16-16, and then the Bears would never trail to wrap up the match in four.