Tiger Volleyball Mauls Miners, 3-0
Oct. 28, 2006
EL PASO, Texas -
Memphis (22-5; 8-3 C-USA) 31 30 30 UTEP (5-20; 1-10 C-USA) 29 27 23
Shelby Burton hammered home a match-high 18 kills and hit .517, while Ashley Liford put up a double-double of 12 kills and 17 digs, and Laura Côté dished out 47 assists to guide Memphis to a dominating sweep of UTEP in Conference USA action Friday. The Tigers hand the Miners their 10th-straight home loss and 10th-consecutive loss. Memphis also got a match-best 24 digs from libero Christen Clayton.
Defensively, Burton and Côté had six blocks each. Memphis outblocked UTEP 10.0-5.0 on the night.
Keisha Hyman-Gifth led the Miners with 11 kills, and Amy Sanders added 10 kills. Elsa Reyes led a crew of four UTEP players to post at least 10 digs. Catherine Chavez, Sanders and setter Katie Smith each made 10 digs. Memphis also outdug UTEP, 65-53.
The Tigers will now prepare for a battle with Tulane in New Orleans at 1 p.m. on Sunday.