Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tennessee defeats Georgia in home opener

The Lady Vols earned a convincing win against the unofficially ranked #18 team in the country, Georgia (25-15, 25-19, 24-26, 25-15). Much more tonight.

UPDATE: Lily Felts led the team with 15 aces. Danielle Mahaffey picked up the third double-double of her career with 12 kills and 16 digs. She also put down 5 aces. Jasmine Brooks also had 12 kills, while Ava Bell added 11 more. Rocky Perinar hit .462 and had a career high 7 blocks. Natalie Hayward put up 41 assists and 11 digs for the first double-double of her UT career, and added in 5 blocks as well. Madison Coulter dug up 19 balls.


Mahaffey’s 5 aces are the 9th most for a Lady Vol and the 2nd most in a four-set match.

The team didn’t allow a single ace in the match for just the 29th time.

Four players had double digit kills. Only six matches have had more players reach that mark.

UT held the Bulldogs to 53 points, the 15th fewest by an opponent in a four-set match.