Riding a wave of emotion after picking up its first win over Arkansas in six years on Friday, the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer volleyball team entered Sunday's match with Louisiana State looking for its second straight Southeastern Conference road win. It turned out to be no small task, as head coach Rob Patrick's squad took four games to come out the victors. The Orange is now 14-3 overall and 4-1 within the Eastern Division.
Friday night's hero, sophomore outside hitter Kelli Scott continued the strong play that netted her 38 kills against the Razorbacks by hitting .444 in the first game with a team-high six kills and five digs. Junior co-captains outside hitter Ariana Wilson and setter Erica Lear spurred the Lady Vols to a 15-3 domination in game one. Wilson added five kills while Lear contributed 17 assists.
In Friday's action, The University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer volleyball team rebounded from its first Southeastern Conference loss of the season by taking its first match from the Arkansas Lady Razorbacks since 1994 on Friday. The Lady Vols found themselves in familiar territory, as the tilt marked the second time in two years the teams played to the limit, only this time around the setting and the outcome was different.
The two-hour and forty-minute marathon-match shattered four Lady Vol single-match records. Lear tallied 88 assists on the night, breaking the 81-assist mark which had been intact for 10 years. As a team, this edition of Lady Vols posted a record 107 kills, 270 attacks and 100 assists. Scott notched the second-highest kill total in UT volleyball history with 38 kills, just short of the standard of 41.