at Tennessee-Martin 3, Charlotte 0 [25-23,25-23,27-25] Charlotte 3, at Chattanooga 2 [25-27, 21-25, 25-19, 25-20, 15-8] td>
Freshman OH Claire Kreuz had a team-high 14 kills, while senior MB Taylor Cannon contributed 10 and three blocks assists.
Charlotte rallied to win the last three sets and outlast host Chattanooga for its second win of the season. Sophomore S Britney Leigh Held was one kill shy of her first career triple-double, with career-totals of 54 assists, 21 digs and nine kills. Senior MH Amanda Videmsek had her second career double-double with a team-best 20 kills, adding 11 digs./td>
at East Carolina 3, The Citadel 0 [25-21, 25-21, 25-22]
ECU was led by 21 kills from senior OH Nicole Willis. She also hit .240 for the match, had seven digs and two blocks. Junior Zarah Cecich tallied a team-best 37 assists to go along with a career-best 14 digs for her first collegiate double-double. As a team, the Pirates finished with 65 digs to The Citadel's 52.
Alabama 3, at FIU 0 [25-14,25-21,25-23]
FIU out-blocked Alabama 9.5 to 5.0. Senior MB Kimberly Smith finished with nine kills on 19 attempts without an error for a .474 hitting percentage.
FAU 3, Mississippi Valley State 0 [25-16, 25-19, 25-20] FAU 3, vs. North Florida 2 [25-21, 22-25, 22-25, 25-21, 15-12]
Florida Atlantic won both of its matches at the Jacksonville Invitational. Junior RS/OH Alessia Pizzoccheri had a career high 23 kills and added 19 digs, while sophomore S Jelena Jovanovic had 53 assists and 25 digs against North Florida.
at Louisiana Tech 3, McNeese State 2 [25-19,15-25,23-25,25-19,16-14]
Western Michigan 3, at Louisiana Tech 1 [25-7,24-26,25-10,25-20]
Junior OHs Xzache Mathis and Rebecca Redgen led the Lady Techsters with 21 and 19 kills, respectively, in the first match of the Louisiana Tech Tournament. Freshman L Alejandra Aviles posted a team-high 22 digs, while junior S Maria Coelho dished out a match-high 54 assists.
For the second-straight match, Redgen, Mathis and Aviles led LA Tech. Redgen had a team-best 15 kills, followed by Mathis' 12. Aviles ended with 18 digs.
at Illinois Chicago 3, Marshall 2 [25-22,26-28,25-23,21-25,15-13]
Freshman OH Cassie Weaver tallied career-best in kills (16), hitting percentage (.467) and digs (9) in the win. Freshman MB Ally Kiekover collected a team season-best seven total blocks and posted 12 kills en route to a .323 hitting percentage. The Herd out blocked the Flames by converting on 12 total team blocks to their nine blocks. The Herd has out-blocked its opponent in three consecutive matches.
Virginia Tech 3, at Middle Tennessee 0 [26-24,25-19,25-11]
Sophomore OH Chelsea Ross led the team with nine kills. Middle Tennessee posted 8.5 blocks to Virginia Tech's five. .
at North Texas 3, Prairie View A&M 0 [25-21,25-22,25-15] Utah 3, at North Texas 1
[22-25, 19-25, 25-21, 16-25]
Senior OH Courtney Windham led NT with 11 kills on 17 attempts with only two errors for a stellar .529 clip. Sophomore OH Carnae Dillard led the team with 11 kills, while senior L Shelby Tamura posted a match-high tying 16 digs.
at Rice 3, Texas A&M CC 1 [25-18,25-17,25-19]
Rice has won five of its last six home openers, and has not lost a set in a home opener since 2011. Rice has not lost in Tudor Fieldhouse since Sept. 30, 2012, a span of 341 days. Jillian Humphrey and Lizzy Bache co-led the team with 11 kills apiece.
vs. Georgia 3, Southern Miss 0 [25-7, 25-22, 25-17]
Sophomore MB Quinci Hayward tallied 13 kills on .400 hitting while junior S Kristen Fleming recorded a double-double with 21 assists and 12 digs.
Tulane 3, Toledo 1 [24-26,25-21,25-17,28-26] Tulane 3, at Youngstown State 1 [18-25,25-23,25-18,25-22]
Tulane extended its season-opening winning streak to five matches with a 3-1 wins over Toledo the first match of the Youngstown State Invitational. Tulane freshman OH Tea Juric led the team in kills with 26, while junior L Grace Weaver paced Green Wave with 27 digs.
Three Green Wave players produced 10 or more kills in the team's six straight victory. Senior OH Cori Martone had a match-high 15 kills, followed by freshman Sarah Strasner's 14 and 11 from freshman Annie Shurtz. For the second consecutive game, Weaver had 27 digs while Martone added 22 for a double-double.
Tulsa 3, at Baylor 0 [25-16, 25-12, 25-15]
Freshman OH Erica Bohannon's match-high 12 kills led Tulsa to a 3-0 sweep over host Baylor. She was second on the team with a .526 hitting percentage (12K-2E-19TA). Sophomore MB Nicole Newton led the team with a .667 hitting percentage (6K-0E-9TA).
UAB 3, North Dakota 0 [25-23,25-18,25-21]
Sophomore OH Sam Skinner had a match-high 15 kills, followed by 11 from junior MB Sara Rishell. Rishell also had eight BA. C-USA Setter of the Week Becca Howard ended the match with 33 assists.
at UTEP 3, Southern 0 [25-17,25-22,25-16] Oral Roberts 3, at UTEP 1 [16-25,26-24,26-24,26-24]
The Miners picked up their first win of the season with a sweep over Southern in the opening match of the UTEP Invitational.
UTEP ended day one with a tough four set loss to ORU. Senior MB Xitlali Herrera (24), sophomore OH Talia Jones (16) and junior OH Taylor Nix (10) finished with double digit kills. Senior L Victoria Valencia had a match-best 38 digs, while senior S Malia Patterson dished out 55 assists.
at UTSA 3, Loyola Marymount 1 [24-26,25-18,25-23,25-21]
Texas A&M 3, at UTSA 1 [25-22,25-16,16-25,25-15]
UTSA pulled out a 3-1 win with its defense. The Roadrunners posted 16 blocks to Loyola Marymount's five and tallied 68-to-60 digs in their third match of the UTSA Classic. Senior OH McKenzie Adams (20), junior OH Dempsey Thornton (13) and freshman OH Dajana Boskovic (11) finished with double-digits kills.
Adams ended the match with 27 kills and 14 digs against Texas A&M, followed by 12 kills from Boskovic. Sophomore L Annie Kunes had 22 digs. The team hit .253 for the match.
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UPCOMING MATCHES SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 Country Inns & Suites Invitational (at Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Charlotte vs. UNC Asheville 11 a.m.
Charlotte vs. Tennessee 5 p.m. EAST CAROLINA CLASSIC
Morgan State at East Carolina 11:30 a.m.
Loyola (Chicago) at East Carolina 6 p.m. FIU CLASSIC
UNC Wilmington at FIU 5 p.m. Jacksonville Tournament (Jacksonville, Fla.)
FAU vs. Charleston Southern 1 p.m.
FAU at Jacksonville 5 p.m. LOUISIANA TECH TOURNAMENT
New Orleans at Louisiana Tech 12 p.m. Illinois-Chicago Invitational (Chicago, Ill.)
Marshall vs. Denver 9 a.m.
Marshall vs. Chicago State 4 p.m. MIDDLE TENNESSEE INVITATIONAL
Austin Peay at Middle Tennessee 3 p.m.
North Dakota at Middle Tennessee 8 p.m.
UAB vs. Austin Peay 10 a.m.
UAB vs. Virginia Tech 5:30 p.m. NORTH TEXAS TOURNAMENT
Northwestern State at North Texas 11 a.m.
Texas State at North Texas 7:30 p.m. RICE INVITATIONAL I
UALR at Rice 12 p.m.
LSU at Rice 7 p.m. Nebraska Tournament (Lincoln, Neb.)
Southern Miss vs. Villanova 3 p.m. Youngstown State Invitational (Akron, Ohio)
Tulane vs. Saint Francis (PA) 11 a.m. Baylor Classic (Waco, Texas)
Tulsa vs. Mississippi State 10 a.m.
Tulsa vs. UT Arlington 4:30 p.m. EL PASO SPORTS COMMISSION TOURNAMENT
Texas Southern at UTEP 3 p.m.
MONDAY, SEPT. 9
UTSA at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 7 p.m.