Sunday, November 10, 2019

Lady Vols sweep the Tide

Tennessee got a 3-0 road win over Alabama this afternoon (25-18, 25-18, 25-18). Full details tomorrow!

UPDATE: Tessa Grubbs was tops in kills with 11, while Addisyn Rowe and Danielle Mahaffey were just behind with 10 each. Alyssa Andreno and Lily Felts had 8 a piece. Rowe hit .714 and Andreno hit a career high matching .700. Grubbs, Felts, and Mahaffey all hit over .300 as well. Rowe and Felts had 2 blocks each, and Felts also added 2 aces to the stat sheet. Sedona Hansen led in assists with 37 and digs with 11.

Grubbs moved into the top ten in school career kills. She now stands at 9th with 1,350.

UT’s .419 hitting percentage was their third highest in the rally-scoring era vs the Crimson Tide, with the only the 2005 Final Four team and the 2011 SEC Champion squad doing better.

Tennessee hit at an almost unprecedented high level during this match. Counting only players who had at least 10 attacks in a match since 2001:

• This was just the 11th time where 5 players hit .300 or higher.

• UT had 6 players hit over .270 — just the 2nd time that has happened.

• Two Lady Vols hit at least .700. That’s a rally scoring era program first.

This was the 3rd match since 2001 where UT held their opponent to the same score in every set. (In a win, obviously!) The last time it happened was in 2008, also at Alabama.