Thursday, March 25, 2021

Tennessee finishes regular season with win

The Lady Vols earned a hard fought five-set win (26-28, 25-23, 25-16, 18-25, 15-11) over LSU to finish of the regular season with a 12-8 record. Much more tonight.

UPDATE: Morgahn Fingall led the team with 19 kills. Lily Felts had 15 and Ava Bell had 14. Bell had a career high 9 blocks, 4 of them solo — she was one block shy of the first UT double-double that included blocks since 2018. Danielle Mahaffey added in 4 blocks, and Felts and Fingall 3 each. The team had a season high 15 team blocks. Natalie Hayward had 48 assists. Madison Bryant dug up 17 balls, while Fingall and Hayward earned double-doubles with 13 and 12 digs respectively.

The Lady Vols allowed their opponent no aces, the first time they’ve done that in a five-set match since 2011.

Tennessee’s hitting percentage of .173 was their 20th lowest in a win during the rally-scoring era. They were just .001 ahead of LSU’s .172 hitting percentage.

This was the third match of the season where three UT players had 14 or more kills in a match. The Lady Vols haven’t achieved that feat since the 2011 SEC Championship team.