Lubbock, Texas. – Behind the junior setter’s 36-assist performance Reese RhodesThe Texas Tech Red Raiders earned their second consecutive sweep Tuesday night after beating the Tarleton Texans 25-18, 25-20, 25-17 at United Supermarket Arena.
Rhodes, who had 12 assists per set, also added two digs and two block assists that night.Senior Kena Sauer He led the team with 13 kills and almost double-doubled with nine digs. Sophomore Maddie Correa Recorded a career-high 19 digs, both Maddie O’Brien When Brooke Kanas 4 block assists.
reagan cooper She was burning in the net as she racked up 9 kills on 13 attacks and amassed a .615 hitting clip.In addition, Kanas and Carrington Jones A total of 7 kills for the night.
252, had 47 kills on 107 attacks, added 42 digs and 10 blocks. The Red Raiders had a total of 29 kills in 99 attacks, holding the Texans to just .071.
how it happened
Texas Tech got off to a slow start in the first set, going down 2-4 before O’Brien’s kill tied them at 4-all. Both teams went back and forth when Jones slammed one in, eventually making it 8-8. Even at all his 10’s, the Red Raiders continued his 3-1 run to take a 13-11 lead. Again, Tarleton equalized with a kill on his 15-15, but Tech trailed him 25-18 in the first set, leaving him with just three more points.
The Red Raiders started the second set with a 3-1 run thanks to kills from Jones and Rose. Both teams traded points until Tech tied the set at 12-12 with Cooper’s kill. The Red Raiders won 7 of their next 8 points to take a 5-point lead. Then a kill by Jones and an error by the Texans closed out the set at 25-20.
As with the previous two sets, the third set began with back-and-forth action as the two teams were tied 4-4. The Red Raiders then continued his 6–1 run started by a Tarlton service error. The Texans tried to close the gap and cut Tech into his lead with a score of 17-15, but Red and Black scored his next three points thanks to freshman kills. Bryn Williams Two errors made by Texans. Tarleton had just two more points as the Red Raiders completed the sweep in the third set at 25-17.
- Texas Tech recorded 10.0 blocks in the game, his second double-digit block in three games.
- Maddie Correa earned his third double-digit digging performance with a career-high 19 digs.
- The Red Raiders held the Texans to a season-low .071 batting average.
- Kena Sauer posted his third double-digit kill performance, just one dig from a double-double.
- The Red Raiders started the season 3-0 for the first time since 2019.
- freshman Grace Becky won his first career ace in the third set.
junior setter Reese Rhodes
How Brooke Kanas Killing gave them the motivation to light the fire and lead them to victory…
“Brooke is energetic and I know she will take care of the ball when I set her up.” But Brooke came along and gave us that extra energy to push when we really needed it.”
What kind of work did she top her assist total last season…
“I worked a lot in the off-season and had a lot of long practices, but those long practices really set me up for the season.
head coach Tony Graystone
About prioritizing defense in practice…
“The block looks good. We have a team that wants to be physical and they want a presence at the net. No question about that. We want to show better defense behind the block. I’m thinking, but we’re going ‘to get there. ”
Regarding the feelings of the team that ended 3-0…
“They are good. I think we came here wanting to get as many wins as early as possible. Every game we see and are happy to get wins, we expect that. We’ll just take it every week, and then what’s in front of us, we’re going to go get it.”
The Red Raiders will return for this weekend’s Bulldog Classic hosted by the University of Georgia on September 2-3. Tech will face College of Charleston, Charlotte and UGA in the tournament.