Friday, September 6, 2019

UT gets win #1 vs Miami (OH)

The Lady Vols defeated Miami (OH) in three sets (25-20, 25-15, 25-15), picking up their first victory of the season. Tessa Grubbs was the only player on either side of the court with double digit kills, with 13. She also had a career high 4 aces. Ava Bell had 6 kills on 7 attacks for a stellar .857 hitting percentage — the 6th best average in the rally scoring era for a player taking at least 5 attempts. Danielle Mahaffey was just behind her with 5 kills and no errors on 7 attacks for .714. Morgahn Fingall hit .400. Alyssa Andreno had a match leading 4 blocks. She also served up the first ace of her career — then added two more during the match! Madison Coulter dug up 11 balls. Sedona Hansen and Kailey Keeble put up 15 assists each.

The team had 12 aces, the third most of the rally scoring era.

Tennessee held the Redhawks to a single team block. That’s the 2nd fewest by an opponent since 2001.

UT hit .370 for the match with just 9 hitting errors.