Friday, November 19, 2021

Tennessee gets Senior Night win over Tide

The Lady Vols got the sweep (25-16, 25-12, 25-21) in their last home match of the season. More stats soon.

UPDATE: Breana Runnels and Danielle Mahaffey led the match in kills with 9 each. Rocky Perinar, Natalie Hayward, and Morgahn Fingall had 4 each, Nicole Shanahan and Lily Felts had 3 each, and Ava Bell had 2. Perinar hit a career best .667, which Hayward matched. Mahaffey averaged .571. Bell was the match blocks leader with 7, followed by Mahaffey and Felts with 6, and Fingall with 5. After only having a single ace her first 54 matches over four seasons, Perinar served up 2 on Senior Night. Hayward put up 29 assists. Runnels led the team in digs with 14, followed by Madison Bryant with 13.

The Lady Vols have had 13 or more team blocks for the past four matches in a row.

UT held Alabama to a .047 hitting percentage. That’s the 7th time this year they’ve kept an opponent under .100.

UA’s kills leader had 7 in the match. There have only been 10 matches in the rally-scoring era where an opponent’s kills leader had fewer than that.

The Tide scored 49 actual points during the match. UT has only held an SEC opponent to less than that 12 times since 2001.

This match was Tennessee’s first Senior Night sweep since 2015.

The Lady Vols won both the very first home match I attended after starting this site and now my last home match 3-0 (Appalachian State, 8/31/2007, 30-17, 30-18, 30-14).