Despite a 2-0 lead, the Lady Vols fell to LSU in five this evening (24-26, 24-26, 25-22, 25-20 15-11). This was just the 26th time an opponent has completed the 0-2 comeback vs UT in program history, but the 5th time LSU has done it (only one other team has ever done it more than once). More soon…
UPDATE: Tessa Grubbs led the team with 18 kills and a .371 hitting percentage. Lily Felts was just behind with 17 kills. Alyssa Andreno put up a team high 5 blocks. Addisyn Rowe and Danielle Mahaffey had 3 each. Sedona Hansen had 32 assists with Kailey Keeble adding 21 more. Madison Coulter dug up 21 balls. Felts earned her first double-double of the year with 11. She also had
54 aces. (Still not sure why the last one didn’t count…) That’s double her previous career high, and the 19th most in a match by any Lady Vol in the rally scoring era.
There have been 15 opponent comebacks since 2001. In 7 of those matches, like today’s, UT was within 3 points of winning in a sweep in the third set.
Tennessee is just past the midpoint of the season, and almost half their games — 7 out of 15 — have been decided in five sets. In the last 40 years UT has only had more five set matches during an entire season 6 times.
The team has lost 4 five set matches this year, which is already the fifth most in a season since 1979.