Tennesse fought hard in their first televised match of the year but fell just short vs South Carolina (24-26, 25-12, 23-25, 25-22, 15-13). Erica Treiber and Tessa Grubbs had 17 kills each, while Bri Holmes added 13 more. Raina Hembry put down five blocks, Holmes had 4, and Treiber and Alyssa Andreno had 2 each. Sedona Hansen earned another double-double with 52 assists and 16 digs. Brooke Schumacher dug up 15 balls and Bridgette Villano contributed 13 more.
Tennessee led the match in kills, assists, and digs, while SC led in aces and blocks.
The 11 service errors tonight were the 11th most by UT in the rally-scoring era. This was the third time this season the team has had 14 or more missed serves in a match.
After going a perfect 3-0 last season in five-set matches, Tennessee has lost both they’ve played in this season.