Tiger Volleyball Picks up Five-Set Triumph over Tulane
Oct. 31, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
Tulane (7-18, 4-9 C-USA) 25 25 24 19 11 Memphis (14-10, 5-7 C-USA) 10 23 26 25 15
Altrese Hawkins downed a match-best 24 kills, Hajnalka Molnar added 38 assists and 14 digs and Christine Bach picked up a match-high 15 digs as Memphis rallied from a two-set deficit to clinch a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Tulane, Sunday afternoon in Conference USA play.
The Tigers got off to a slow start, hitting -.269 in the first set and then squandering a seven-point lead late in the second to fall behind 2-0. But they battled for a 26-24 win in the third and cruised to wins in the fourth and fifth for their fourth five-set victory of the year.
In just her second contest back from an ankle injury, middle blocker Katie Meyer was strong at the net, with a team-high five total blocks. After giving up a combined .447 average inthe first two sets, The Memphis defense held Tulane to a .156 attack percentage in set three, four and five.
Tulane outblocked Memphis, 18-11, and got 11 block assists from Cori Martone.
The Tigers will return to action on Fri., Nov. 5, when they face Rice in the first of four-straight road matches. First serve for Firday's tilt is set for 7 p.m.