Friday, October 8, 2021

Lady Vols defeat Gamecocks

Tennessee got a 3-1 (25-21, 17-25, 25-23, 26-24) victory over South Carolina this evening to earn their fifth league win in six matches.

Breana Runnels and Danielle Mahaffey had 14 kills each. Runnels picked up a double-double with 10 digs, while Mahaffey almost did so with 9 blocks. Lily Felts had 13 kills and 12 blocks for her 22nd career double-double. Natalie Hayward put up 44 assists. Madison Bryant had 9 digs. Both Paola Laborda and Kya Moore served up three aces each — including the game winner from Laborda.

South Carolina’s .311 hitting percentage was the highest by a UT opponent in a loss in the rally-scoring era.