No. 24 Woman Vols by no means path in win over Boston Faculty

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SAN DIEGO – The Twenty fourth-ranked Tennessee Woman Vols loved a dominant efficiency to wrap up the USD Invitational on Friday night time, as UT by no means trailed throughout a sweep (25-14, 25-16, 25-10) in opposition to Boston Faculty.

“I used to be pleased with the truth that we went into the match so decided and targeted,” head coach Eve Rackham Watt stated. “It may be problem on a visit like this, particularly with a win like final night time and a fast turnaround with out quite a lot of prep time. Our group got here in actually laser-focused to get a job performed, and I like the best way we approached the match. 

“I believed Keondreya Granberry’s confidence grew all through the match, which was actually cool to see. She acquired some good block touches early and made some good strikes. Offensively, she was working actually exhausting to be obtainable in transition, and when middles work that arduous, it is on the setter to search out them as a lot as doable, and I believe Caroline Kerr did that. Kiki made herself obtainable. General, she performed nice.”

Granberry, a sophomore center blocker, paced the Massive Orange (5-0) in its fourth sweep of the season with match highs in kills (11) and blocks (9). She hit for .667 on the day and eclipsed double-digit kills for simply the second time in her profession.

Junior outdoors hitter Erykah Lovett posted 11 digs, six kills and three blocks on the day, whereas graduate right-side hitter Morgahn Fingall had 9 kills, two blocks and two digs. Graduate outdoors hitter Jenaisya Moore rounded out a powerful attacking effort with eight kills. Three Woman Vols hit for higher than .300 with a minimal of 15 assaults. As a group, Tennessee received large within the hitting share battle, out hitting the Eagles (2-2) .369 to -.020. Defensively, the Massive Orange had 11 blocks in comparison with simply three for BC.

Redshirt freshman setter Kerr completed with 32 assists, three digs, two aces, one block and one kill on the day. Graduate libero Yelianiz Torres posted a team-best 13 digs to associate with one ace and one help.

Granberry led the best way for Tennessee within the first set, recording 4 kills and three blocks to gas the Massive Orange each offensively and defensively. Fingall and Lovett additionally added 4 kills every, because the Woman Vols hit .438 within the body and used runs of 8-1 and 7-2 to cruise to the 25-14 set victory to start the match.

Identical to the primary set, the Massive Orange jumped out to a fast 10-3 benefit within the second body. The assault was unfold out, as 4 completely different Woman Vols recorded a number of kills within the interval. Boston Faculty responded with a run of its personal, however the Tennessee lead was insurmountable with UT out-hitting the Eagles .462 to .097 within the set. Granberry added 4 kills and two blocks within the body.

In the course of the third set, Tennessee held a 10-7 benefit earlier than ripping off an 11-1 run thanks to a few service aces to cruise to the win within the last body. Granberry continued to say her dominance down the stretch, serving to rating UT’s last three factors, together with an emphatic last kill to finish the match. With 4 blocks within the body as a group, the Massive Orange protection did not enable any simple factors for the Eagles, as BC hit -.257 with 14 errors within the set.

Up subsequent, the Woman Vols head to Madison, Wisconsin, to tackle the top-ranked Badgers on their house flooring Sunday afternoon. First serve for the match shall be at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT, and followers can watch stay on B1G+.