The University of Tennessee Lady Vol volleyball team ended the regular season Sunday with a 3-0 (30-25, 30-25, 30-18) shutout of LSU at Stokely Athletics Center in Knoxville.
The win gave the Lady Vols their 20th victory of the season and their second 20-win season in three years. UT improved to 20-10 with the triumph and evened their SEC mark at 8-8.
Tennessee will now head to Fayetteville, Ark., as the No. 6 seed in the SEC Volleyball Tournament where they will face third-seeded Arkansas on Friday. LSU holds the fourth seed in the tourney and will face No. 5-seeded Georgia.
"This season could have gone south pretty easily with all the injuries we had at the beginning of the year," coach Rob Patrick said. "Our team has fought through adversity all year and I'm proud of them for that. Every player is better today than they were in August and that's a testament to their hard work and willingness to learn."
Senior Kelli Scott finished with 13 kills on 24 attacks for her second straight match of hitting .400 or better. She also had seven digs.
"It's been great to see Kelli finishing her career this way," Patrick said. "She deserves to go out on a high note."
Scott is assured of ending her career with the Lady Vols ranked third in aces and digs. She will also rank at least ninth in attacks and needs 14 kills to leave UT ranked among the top 10 in school history.