Tennessee earned a hard fought sweep (25-21, 29-27, 25-19) over South Carolina on national TV this evening, keeping them firmly in the top of the SEC standings. More soon.
UPDATE: Tessa Grubbs led the match with 14 kills. Lily Felts had 10 kills and two aces. Erica Treiber put down 9 while hitting .471. She also had 4 blocks. Addisyn Rowe, Raquel Perinar, and Grubbs had 2 blocks each. Callie Williams was the only player with double digit digs, picking up 11. She just missed a double-double with 9 assists. Sedona Hansen had 26 assists.
This is just the second match in the rally scoring era, and the first versus a conference opponent, where 5 UT players scored a solo block. Those five blocks also stand as the 9th most in a UT match since 2001 and the 2nd most in a three-set match in that time.
Tennessee held the Gamecocks to just 2 team blocks. That ties the 10th fewest by an opponent in school rally scoring history — and it’s the third time they’ve done it this year! This is just the 6th time since 2001 an opponent didn’t stat a block assist.
SC’s 13 service errors were the 5th most by a UT opponent in a three-set rally scoring match.
In total, Tennessee had 1 more kill than South Carolina, 1 more attack, 1 more assist, and 1 more dig.
First year coach Eve Rackham has now faced every other new coach in the league at least once and is 3-0.
The Lady Vols have moved into third place in the conference standings, behind first place Kentucky (the only SEC to have defeated them) and second place Florida. UT is tied with Missouri, but beat them earlier in the year.