The Arkansas Lady Razorbacks volleyball team dropped a hard-fought four-game match with the Lady Vols on Friday night, 3-1 (30-28, 25-30, 30-26, 30-22), at Stokely Athletics Center. The win concluded Arkansas' regular season with a 23-5 mark and a 14-2 record in the SEC. Tennessee dropped to 19-10 overall and 7-8 in league play with the loss.
The Lady Vols looked sharp in game one, ending the frame with a .389 hitting percentage.
In the first games, Tennessee's Kelli Scott had a .789 hitting percentage with 15 kills on 19 attacks and recorded no hitting errors heading into the 10-minute intermission.
Scott ended the match with a season-high 26 kills on 50 attacks. Michelle Piantadosi also had a productive offensive and defensive effort with 15 kills and four blocks including two solo jobs.
Lady Vols win final tuneup before showdown with No. 1 Duke
The No. 2 Tennessee Lady Vol basketball team (1-0) defeated the Premier Players, the exhibition arm of the All-Star Girls Report, 95-76 Saturday night at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Gwen Jackson, Shyra Ely and Shanna Zolman tied for the UT lead in scoring with 15 points each, while Kara Lawson and Tye'sha Fluker both posted 10 points. The matchup served as a homecoming of sorts for two former Lady Vols, Teresa Geter and Michelle Snow, as both suited up for the Premier Players exhibition squad.
On the night, UT shot 48.6 percent from the field, forced 19 Premier Players turnovers and dished an incredible 23 assists. The Lady Vols held the exhibition squad to only 40.7 percent shooting, while going 20-26 (76.9 percent) from the free-throw line.