Seniors Lead Memphis Volleyball to 3-2 Win at UCF
Oct. 28, 2007
Memphis (20-9; 9-3) 25 30 30 26 15 UCF (9-18; 0-12) 30 18 23 30 12
Seniors Shelby Burton and Ashley Liford combined for 44 kills, accounted for 51 of Memphis' 91 points, and when the Tigers needed them most, the duo was there, stuffing a UCF attack to give the Tigers a 13-11 lead late in game five. The two-point lead provided Memphis with just enough cushion, as it outlasted UCF 3-2 to clinch its third 20-win season in four years on Sunday afternoon.
Burton led all players with 23 kills, and hit .538 in the contest, while setter Laura Côté had one of her stronger performances of the season, posting a double-double with 62 assists and 12 digs. Liford added 19 digs to a 21-kill afternoon and Sarah Bury rounded out the Tiger trio with double-doubles with 16 kills and 14 digs. The Tiger back line continued its strong play, with libero Christine Bach making 18 digs and defensive specialist Becky Shaffer pitching in with 11 digs.
Memphis will continue its four-match road swing next weekend when it travels to SMU on Friday, Nov. 2 for a 7 p.m. contest with the Mustangs.