Volleyball Splits Pair of Matches in Tiger Invitational
Go Tigers! Sarah Bury downed 32 kills in two matches today.
Go Tigers!
Sarah Bury downed 32 kills in two matches today.
Go Tigers!

Sept. 8, 2006

Box Score

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -

Memphis 3, Lipscomb 0
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Lipscomb (3-5)	20	14	22
Memphis (7-0)	30	30	30

SEMO (3-6) 30 30 30 Memphis (7-1) 16 31 19

The University of Memphis volleyball team improved to 7-0 with a sweep of Lipscomb in the early match, but was unable to keep its record flawless after falling to Southeast Missouri State 3-0 in the nightcap.

Shelby Burton slammed 16 kills and hit .682, while Sarah Bury added 15 kills as the Tigers raced to a sweep of the Bisons. Laura Côté handed out a match-high 43 assists for Memphis, who hit .321 in the contest. The Tiger defense was paced by a 19-kill performance from Christen Clayton. Bury added 10 digs to round out her double-double. Memphis held Lipscomb to just a .035 attack percentage, including a -.067 percentage in game two and a .051 clip in the opening set.

SEMO 3, Memphis 0
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The nightcap was not so kind to the Tigers as a lethargic performance resulted in the team's first loss of the year. Bury led Memphis with a career-high 17 kills and Ashley Liford put away 10 balls. Côté finished the night with a match-best 37 assists, but the Tigers could only manage a .172 hitting percentage after hitting .000 in the first frame.

Clayton had 12 digs to lead a Memphis defense that gave a .324 average--its highest opponent attack percentage this season.

The Tigers now look to get back on the winning track with a pair of contests tomorrow. Memphis will host Arkansas-Little Rock at 2 p.m., followed by a meeting with Louisiana Tech in the tournament's final match at 7 p.m.

 

 

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