Friday, March 5, 2021

UT defeats MSU in four

Tennessee defeated a scrappy Mississippi State squad in four sets this evening (25-17, 22-25, 25-22, 25-14). More tonight.

UPDATE: Morgahn Fingall led the team in kills with a career high 19. Lily Felts had 10. Natalie Hayward had 39 assists and a career high 7 kills. Madison Bryant dug up 18 balls. Felts earned her 15th double-double with 15 digs.

Danielle Mahaffey demolished the rally-scoring era record for solo blocks with 7, almost doubling the previous high of 4. According to the official UT recap, she matched the all time school record set by Robin Maine in 1982. Her 10 total blocks are the most by a Lady Vol since Erica Trieber put down 11 in 2018.

With just 15, Tennessee had their 12th fewest hitting errors in a non-swept match since 2001.

The Bulldogs won their first set against Tennessee since 2017.