Sept. 30, 2012
IRVING, Texas -
Tulsa, after a five-set victory at Houston on Friday, stormed back after a 2-1 deficit to defeat Rice 3-2 (24-26, 25-21, 22-25, 25-23, 15-10) on Sunday at the Tudor Fieldhouse.
The Golden Hurricane (12-7, 5-0 Conference USA) hit .228 (70-24-202) while holding the Owls (11-8, 4-1 C-USA) to a .170 (67-29-223) attack percentage.
Updated C-USA Volleyball Standings & Stats
The 109 digs TU recorded were the most since the Hurricane collected 111 against Stephen F. Austin on September 8, 2007. The last time Tulsa tallied more than 100 digs was at Rice in a 3-2 win over the Owls on October 5, 2008.
Leading the Hurricane offense was senior outside hitter Tyler Henderson, who recorded 26 kills and hit .283.
Three Tulsa players earned double-doubles as junior outside hitter Kellie Culbertson tallied 15 kills while collecting a season-high 22 digs to earn her 12th double-double of the year. Senior outside hitter Diana Silva tied a career high with 24 digs and pitched in 11 kills, while senior setter Jordan Clampitt had 36 assists to lead the Tulsa offense and added 15 digs.
Senior libero Jessica Adams, the reigning C-USA Defensive Player of the Week recorded 29 digs to pace the TU defense.
Tulsa won the fifth set 15-10 as it hit .579 en route to its second five-set victory in as many matches. Henderson recorded four kills and hit .500 in the final frame, while sophomore middle blocker Carly Boatwright and Silva pitched in two kills apiece.
Rice's Megan Murphy fell short of a triple double as the setter recorded nine digs and kills, while leading the Owl's offense with 52 assists.
After losing the first two sets to begin the match, Marshall (14-15, 4-1 C-USA) clawed its way back from the two-set deficit to win the final three games, defeating Southern Miss (6-10, 2-2 C-USA) in five sets, 21-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-19, 15-12 in the Cam Henderson Center. The Thundering Herd extended its undefeated home record to 7-0 and now records a 6-0 stint in five-set matches. The 4-1 conference record is the best start in league play since the program went 5-0 in 2007 and the six five-set wins is the most in program history since finishing the 2004 season with seven.
|C-USA VOLLEYBALL RESULTS & HIGHLIGHTS
| Sunday, Sept. 30
| at Marshall 3, Southern Miss 2 / (25-21, 25-21, 21-25, 19-25, 12-15)
|| Laura Der and Katy Schad recorded double-doubles for Marshall (14-5, 4-1). Der finished with a match-high 21 kills and 16 digs while Schad had 17 kills and 24 digs.
Senior Halie Ecker led a trio of Golden Eagles (6-10, 2-2) in double-figure kills with 19. Kristen Fleming notched a double-double with 51 assists and 15 digs. Elizabeth Rinaudo recorded a match-high 28 digs.
| UCF 3, at East Carolina 0 / (25-15, 25-16, 25-11)
|| UCF (5-11, 2-2) got a great combined effort from its front line as middle blockers DeLaina Sarden and Tory McCutcheon combined for 22 kills on 29 attempts with just two errors for a combined .689 attack percentage.
Junior Kasey Kavanaugh dished out 18 assists to crack into the Top 10 on ECU (1-15, 0-5) all-time career list with 1,182 career assists.
| at Houston 3, SMU 0 / (25-17, 25-15, 25-23)
|| Houston (3-12, 2-3) hit .302 for the match behind the performance of Candace Tryon's nine kills on 17 attempts with only one error for a .471 accuracy. Katie Norris landed a match-best 12 kills.
Maddie Lozano had nine kills and five block assists to lead SMU (4-13, 1-4).
| at UTEP 3, Memphis 1 / (25-15, 15-20, 24-26, 25-19)
|| UTEP (9-7, 4-1) was paced by C-USA Offensive Player of the Week in Jene Horton with 15 kills , followed bby 12 from Xitlali Herrera and 11 by Taylor Nix. Victoria Valencia had a match-high tying 17 digs.
Altrese Hawkins led Memphis (6-12, 1-3) with 16 kills while Maja Kostic followed with 13. Aleksandra Petronijevic led the team with 17 digs, and Hawkins recorded 12 digs.
| Tulsa 3, at Rice 2 / (24-26, 25-21, 22-25, 25-23, 15-10)
|| Senior Tyler Henderson posted a match-high 26 kills while Jessica Adams had a match-best 29 digs for Tulsa (12-7, 5-0). Kellie Culbertson and Diana Silva had a respective 15 and 11 kills as the Golden Hurricane hit .228 for the match.
Nancy Cole led Rice (11-8, 4-1) with 18 kills, joined in double digits by Mariah Riddlesprigger, who had 14 kills and 22 digs for her second straight double-double. Kimberly Vaio and Daniela Arenas led the Owls with career-highs of 23 and 22 digs, respectively.
| at Tulane 3, UAB 2 / (25-14, 14-25, 25-19, 23-25, 10-15)
|| Tulane (4-12, 2-3 C-USA) featured five players in double digit kills, led by Milica Jovic's 15. In total, the Green Wave had three players post double-doubles, including a 10-kill, 24-dig effort from Grace Weaver.
Sam Serley posted a career-high 11 blocks and recorded her third career double-double with 13 kills. The Blazers (7-11, 1-3) totaled 15 blocks and held Tulane to a .205 hitting percentage.
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