The Lady Vols picked up a five-set win over Houston this afternoon (23-25, 25-22, 24-26, 25-15, 15-8). It’s the fourth five-set match the team has had in their six games this season (2-2). It’s the first win on Friday the 13th since 2002. More later when the official stats are released.
UPDATE: Tessa Grubs led the Lady Vol offense with 20 kills. Ava Bell and Danielle Mahaffey had 12 each, Rocky Perinar had 9, and Lily Felts and Alyssa Andreno 7 each. Andreno led the team in blocks with 7. Mahaffey had 5. Madison Coulter had another huge day with 29 digs. Felts had 13 digs and Gianna Pellizzon had 12. Sedona Hansen picked up career double-double #50, with 40 assists and 10 digs. Kailey Keeble picked up career double-double #1 with 18 assists and 10 digs.
Tennessee had a .237 to .094 hitting percentage advantage over Houston, despite the closeness of the match.