Memphis Volleyball Falls To Louisville Despite Third Game Battle
Oct. 15, 1999
Memphis, Tenn.-- - The University of Memphis volleyball team (8-14, 1-7) fell to Louisville (8-9, 6-2) in three games, 15-6, 15-7, 18-16, Friday.
Louisville junior outside hitter Kelly McClain downed 20 kills with a career-high four service aces to help Louisville to their sixth Conference USA win this season.
Memphis allowed the Cardinals to sprint out to a 10-2 lead in the first game, and a 9-2 lead in the second game. The Tigers regrouped and hung with the 1998 Sweet Sixteen Team in the third game, eventually taking the lead at 10-9 and running out to a 14-11 lead behind a service ace from senior Amy Vaughn.
Freshman setter Jeannie Robison had 33 assists in the loss and led the Tigers defensively with 12 digs. The Tiger blocking game stepped up in the third, but couldn't overcome a .143 hitting percentage, despite eight third-game blocks and 12.5 stuffs overall.
Freshman middle hitter Lindsay Bax led the Tigers with eight kills and six total blocks while senior outside hitter Rosie Glenn, and sophomores Ginger Garrett and Sarah Wengler each had seven kills.
The Tigers host American-Division leading Cincinnati, Sunday, at 2 p.m.