HOUSTON — UNO opened the season Friday with a 25-18, 21-25, 25-19, 25-19 victory over Houston Baptist at the Marriott Houston Westchase Classic.

Sophomore Kelley Wollak had a match-leading 14 kills with nine digs and two blocks for UNO. Megan Schmale, a sophomore from Elmwood-Murdock, had 12 kills with a .600 hitting percentage.

Sophomore setters Bailey Baxter and Michaela Schimmer each finished with a double-double. Baxter had 19 assists and 10 digs, while Schimmer finished with 21 and 11.

UNO’s Kimberly Bailey led all players with 28 digs, and freshman Kristy Wieser had 14 digs with three kills and three blocks in her Maverick debut.

The Mavericks continue play at the classic Saturday, with a noon match against Texas-Pan American and a 5 p.m. contest against Louisiana.

UNO (1-0) ................................................... 25 21 25 25

At Houston Baptist (0-1) ............................ 18 25 19 19

UNO (kills-aces-blocks): Baxter 1-0-0, Wieser 3-0-3, Schmale 12-0-7, Wollak 14-1-2, Banderas 7-1-4, Schimmer 6-1-3, Bailey 0-0-0, Schroedter 0-0-1, Taylor 6-0-5.

HBU: Vann 5-0-0, Wenger 9-2-5, McStravick 9-0-3, Gaffney 7-0-1, Keith 10-0-0, Armer 4-1-2, Mueller 0-0-0, Hoffman 1-0-0, Wooten 1-0-0, Wagner 1-0-0.

Set assists: UNO, Baxter 19, Wollak 1, Schimmer 21, Bailey 5. HBU, McStravick 2, Armer 39, Hoffman 3, Wagner 1.

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