Volleyball Wins 10th Straight With 3-1 Victory at Southern Miss
Oct. 8, 2004
HATTIESBURG, Miss.-- - The Memphis volleyball squad improved to 17-4 overall and 2-0 in C-USA action with a 3-1 win over Southern Miss on Friday. The Tigers, who have now won 10 straight, got a match-high 22 kills and 12 digs from Tiara Gilkey, while Nancy Nellans also posted a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs.
Memphis clinched the match with a dominating fourth-game performance.
A 9-0 run powered the Golden Eagles to an insurrmountable 16-6 lead midway through the game. Memphis clawed back into the game with a 6-1 spurt that cut the lead to 20-24, but that would be as close as the Tigers would get as USM scored six of the final nine points to claim a 30-23 win.
Memphis regrouped in the second set as the defense held the Golden Eagles to a .060 hitting percentage in the game, while the offense got six kills from Tiara Gilkey. Memphis scored the first three points and never looked back, before ending the contest with its largest lead, 30-20.
The Tigers continued to roll in the third frame behind Fehi Tuivai, Shelby Burton and Nancy Nellans, who each had three kills in the game. Southern Miss outhit Memphis .323 to .265 in the set, but the Tiger offense responded with seven service aces to take control of the game before claiming a 30-25 win.
Memphis will return to the hardwood tomorrow, when they take on the Tulane Green Wave. Match time is set for 7 p.m.