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Women perfect in AAC debut

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SMU’s Caroline Young (8) received her second straight conference player of the week award. (Courtesy of SMU Athletics)

Led by Caroline Young’s 32 kills, The Lady Mustangs opened up American Athletic Conference play with a pair of decisive victories over Connecticut (3-0) and Rutgers (3-1).

The Mustangs swept Connecticut for the team’s sixth 3-0 win of the season. The Match ended eight minutes before any other AAC game, making the Mustangs’ victory the first in AAC history.

Avery Acker posted her fifth double-double of the season with 37 assists and 12 digs against the Huskies.

With their heads held high, the Lady Mustangs looked toward Rutgers to pick up another victory.

Against Rutgers, the duo of Maddie Lozano and Young combined for 21 kills in the 3-1 victory over the Scarlet Knights.

SMU ended the match in the fourth set with a 25-15 win. The Mustangs trailed 7-4, but scored eight straight to take a 12-7 lead.

Once an 8-1 run pushed the Mustang lead to 10 (22-12), the Mustangs matched points with Rutgers to end the match.

The Lady Mustangs are a perfect 2-0 in AAC play and 10-5 overall. SMU will look to build on its successful weekend with a pair of weekend conference games at home.

SMU will host Louisville in the Dedman Center Friday at 7 p.m. and conclude its first home conference weekend against Cincinnati Sunday at 1 p.m.

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