Tiger Volleyball Sweeps UALR and Louisiana Tech, Finishes Second in Tiger Invitational
Sept. 9, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
UALR (6-7) 19 26 26 Memphis (8-1) 30 30 30
Memphis regrouped from its first loss of the season today with a pair of 3-0 wins against Arkansas-Little Rock and Louisiana Tech. Shelby Burton and Laura Côté earned all-tournament honors to lead the Tigers to a runner-up finish in the five-team tournament. Southeast Missouri State went undefeated in the weekend to claim the tournament championship.
Behind Burton's 17 kills and .708 attack percentage, Memphis got its day off to a strong start in the sweep of UALR. Burton's .708 clip is the fourth-highest single-match mark in Memphis history. The Tiger offense also got 13 kills from Ashley Liford and 44 assists from Côté.
The nightcap saw Burton and Liford again lead the offensive attack with 18 and 11 kills, respectively. Burton hit .519 on 24 swings and added five blocks. Memphis hit .345 in the match. Colette Ramirez chipped in with nine kills, while Côté ran the offense effectively with 49 assists.
Clayton made 21 digs for a Memphis defense that held La Tech to .161 hitting, including a .027 mark in the opening set.
The Tigers now look ahead to the Memphis Invitational, which it will host next weekend. Memphis will host Central Arkansas and Murray State on Friday, and Alabama A&M and DePaul on Saturday.