IRVING, Texas -
Tulsa extended its Conference USA winning streak to six matches as the Golden Hurricane defeated host Southern Miss, 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-8, 25-14), Friday night. Tulsa improves to 6-0 in league action and 13-7 on the season. The highlight of tonight's match was senior OH Tyler Henderson claimed the top spot in conference history for most career points with 2,382. She ended the night with 25.5 points off of 22 kills, two service aces, three blocks and held an attack clip of .425.
Rice defeated UTEP 3-0 to remain in second place in C-USA. Rice has now won 10 of its last 13 matches and five of its six in league play. SMU picked up its second conference win of the season with a 3-1 (16-25, 25-23, 25-21, 29-27) win at UCF. Senior MB Courtney Manning recorded her 530th career-block, tying the SMU record set by Kendra Kahanek in 2009. Caroline Young led the Mustangs with a career-high 26 kills, hitting .449 for the match.
Marshall extended its home court winning streak to eight matches with a 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-8, 25-21) victory over East Carolina inside the Cam Henderson Center. The record ties the 8-0 home court win streak set during the first eight league games of the 2005 season and gives Marshall its most victories (15) overall since recording 22 in 2009.
C-USA VOLLEYBALL RESULTS & HIGHLIGHTS
Friday, Oct. 5
at Marshall 3, East Carolina 1 / (21-25, 25-22, 8-25, 21-25)
Marshall (15-5, 5-1) takes its home record to 8-0 and ties the school record for most consecutive home victories since 2005. Laura Der led the team with 20 kills, followed by Sacha Byous-McConnell with a career-high 18.
ECU's (1-16, 0-6) Kelly Derby turned in a 12-kill performance.
SMU 3, at UCF 1 / (25-16, 23-25, 21-25, 27-29)
SMU's Caroline Young had match-high 26 kills while Maddie Lozano added 10. Susan Lewis posted a match-high 23 digs for SMU (5-13, 2-4) but Courtney Manning recorded her 530th career-block, tying the SMU record set by Kendra Kahanek in 2009.
The Knights (5-12, 2-3) played without head coach Todd Dagenais for the fourth-consecutive match as he continues to recover from a heart procedure. Dagenais is expected to return to the bench next week.
at Houston 3, Tulane 1 /(25-21, 25-10, 21-25, 25-14)
Katie Norris fired off a season-best 24 kills and posted her fifth straight double-double with 11 digs. Defensively, Houston (4-12, 3-3) was tagged with its fourth straight 20+ block assists effort, totaling 26 on the evening, led by Chandace Tyron and Stephanie Nwachukwu with seven and six, respectively.
Milica Jovic topped Tulane (4-13, 2-4) with 14 kills.
UAB 3, at Memphis 2 / (21-25, 25-17, 25-15, 16-25, 15-11)
Sam Skinner's career-best 16 kills led a quartet of Blazers (8-11, 2-3) that reached double digit put-aways as Kirsten Gallagher, Kate Morrell and Michele Simmons all posted 10 kills each.
Hawkins moved into second place on Memphis' (6-13, 1-4) all-time kills list, passing Nancy Nellans who had 1,623 kills. Hawkins currently owns 1,633 career kills.
at Rice 3, UTEP 0 /(26-24, 25-22, 25-23)
The Owls (12-8, 5-1 C-USA) and UTEP played three tight sets that included 30 tie scores and 10 lead changes.
Jeane Horton topped the Miners (10-8, 4-2) with 15 kills while Taylor Nix added 11. Xitlali Herrera contributed a match-high 26 digs.
Tulsa 3, at Southern Miss 1 / (21-25, 25-19, 25-8, 25-14)
Tulsa's Tyler Henderson became Conference USA's all-time leading point producer with a 25.5 point performance (22k/4d/3blks) against Southern Miss. She now owns 2,382 points, bettering the previous mark by Houston's Justine Farmer of 2,376 (2005-08). As a team, Tulsa (13-7, 6-0) hit .217 and tallied 75 digs.
Senior Halie Ecker recorded a team-high 14 kills and Elizabeth Rinaudo posted her fifth 20-plus digs match with 21 for Southern Miss (6-11, 2-3).