Volleyball Falls to UAB, 3-1, in Season Finale
Nov. 27, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
UAB (13-19; 10-10 C-USA) 25 25 20 25 Memphis (16-16; 7-13 C-USA) 21 13 25 20
Memphis libero Christine Bach picked up a match-high 23 digs, Altrese Hawkins landed a match-best 19 kills and Marija Jovanovic added a double-double of 12 kills and 12 digs, but in the end UAB won a defensive struggle, 3-1, in the 2010 season finale for both teams on Saturday night at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse.
Memphis wraps up its season 16-16, 7-13 in C-USA play. The Tigers posted a nine-game improvement in the win column from a year ago and claim their ninth finish of .500 or better in 10 seasons.
In a contest in which neither side could get much going offensively, it was the UAB defense that made the difference, holding Memphis to a .013 clip for the match and making 18 total blocks. The Tiger gave a solid effort on the defensive side of the net as well with nine blocks, while holding the Blazers to a .061 attack percentage. Jovanovic led Memphis with eight block assists, while freshman Jovana Barisic chipped in with five total blocks. The Tigers won the back row battle as well, finishing with a 69-60 advantage in digs.
Memphis landed 12 more kills that UAB for the match. Hawkins landed 13 kills in the final two sets. However, the Tigers could never find a rhythm as they were held under .200 in all four sets.
The Tigers served up eight aces, but did not help their cause with 14 serving errors. UAB finished the night with 10 aces.