Tennessee took A&M to five, came back from 5 points down in the deciding set, and then forced the game past 15 points, but a controversial call ended the match in the Aggies’ favor (25-17, 15-25, 25-21, 23-25, 16-14). More tomorrow.
UPDATE: Tessa Grubbs led the squad in kills with 12, while Stephanie Buss and Madison Coulter added 10 more each. Alyssa Adreno knocked down 9 blocks, Buss and Erica Treiber had 7 each, and Grubbs had 5. Sedona Hansen put up 23 assists and 23 digs. Coulter also had a double-double with 21 digs. Brooke Schumacher dug up 32 balls. And Callie Williams had 19 assists.
Hansen moved into the UT career assists top ten list with a total of 1,546.
Schumacher’s 32 digs were the 12th most in a match in school history — Hansen and Coulter’s digs numbers both were in the top 150. Tennessee’s 101 digs were the 10th most in a match during the rally scoring era. A&M’s 105 digs were the 5th most by an opponent in that time frame. Aggie Amy Nettles was just two shy of the UT opponent digs record with 34.
Tennessee’s 17 team blocks were the 19th most since 2001.
The Vols have had no aces in a match 3 times this season so far.