@Memphisvolley Jousts Scarlet Knights, win 3-1

Nov. 24, 2013

Box Score

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Memphis volleyball team completed their road schedule Sunday afternoon with a trip to take on Rutgers University. The Tigers controlled the match early, taking the first two sets and then after dropping the third set the Tigers came back to take the fourth set to complete 3-1 victory (25-11, 25-19, 18-25, 25-13).

The Tigers started the game with a 5-0 to take the early lead. They extended their lead to 12-5 before going on a 4-1 run to take a 16-6 lead and force Rutgers into their second timeout of the set. Memphis cruised to a 25-11 first set win.

Memphis started the first set with a 7-1 run, but Rutgers quickly pulled within two at 8-6. The Scarlet Knights went on a 4-1 run to pull within one points at 14-3. The set remained close until the Tigers rallied for five straight points to make it 24-18 before taking the set 25-19.

The third set stayed close early, until the Scarlet Knights went on a 7-0 to take a 20-14 run. Rutgers held off a run from Memphis to take the set 25-18. The Tigers cruised to the fourth set and match win, starting with an 8-1 run as they took the set 25-13.

“Nice win for our team today” head coach April Jauregui said. “We were happy to end our final road trip with a win for our seniors. We need regroup quickly for two bid matches this week. We had a solid offensive performance today.  It was a lot of fun.”

Alexis Wesley had a team-best 13 kills with only two errors as she hit an impressive .393. Veronica Zimmerman had a team-high 14th double-double, as she dished out 43 assists, while adding 10 digs.

Aleksandra Petronijevic had a game-high 18 digs, followed by Viktorija Teivane with 15 and Michaella Moss with 11.

The Tigers will return to the Elma Roane Fieldhouse for their final two games of the season. They’ll start with the penultimate game of the year, against UCF Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. before finishing the year with Senior Night against USF Friday, Nov. 29 where seniors Teivane, Katie Meyer and Megan Pulido will be honored. 



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