North Texas couldn’t get its offense out of neutral and Florida International took advantage in a 25-23, 25-17, 25-20 sweep Friday.
North Texas (18-10, 4-5 Sun Belt West) committed 26 attack errors and hit just .046, and has dropped five of its last six matches. The Golden Panthers (6-15, 3-6 Sun Belt East) countered with .321 hitting and 14 1/2 team blocks.
The Mean Green nearly completed a third-set comeback that would have sent the match into a fourth set. FIU built a 17-11 lead before Courtney Windham and Carnae Dillard powered a 7-2 Mean Green run. Three UNT attack errors then closed the door on the match.
Windham and Karissa Flack posed UNT’s biggest offensive threats with 10 and eight kills, respectively. Flack hit a career-high .467.
FIU responded with the combo of Marija Prsa and Kimberly Smith, who pounded UNT with 16 and nine kills, respectively.
UNT will take on Florida Atlantic at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mean Green Volleyball Center.