Sunday, September 29, 2019

Lady Vols go five vs Aggies for win

Tennessee fought off four A&M match points in the fifth set before getting one of their own — which they promptly took advantage of for the win (26-24, 15-25, 25-23, 20-25, 19-17). More details tonight…

UPDATE: Tessa Grubbs led the team with 18 kills. Danielle Mahaffey had 15, and Lily Felts 12. Alyssa Andreno put down 7 blocks. Mahaffey added 5 more. Madison Coulter dug up 23 balls. Mahaffey earned a double-double with 15. Sedona Hansen also picked up a double-double with 43 assists and 14 digs.

Friday, UT led Mississippi in kills, hitting percentage, assists, digs, and points — but lost the match. Today, UT trailed the Aggies in kills, hitting percentage, aces, blocks, and points — but won the match! This is just the 3rd match since 2001 where UT trailed in all those categories yet won the game.

TAMU outhit UT .211 to .170. That .041 differential is the 7th most between UT and an opponent in a win in the rally-scoring era.

Hansen is now just 30 assists and 4 digs away from becoming the 4th Lady Vol with 3,000 assists and 1,000 digs.