- #25 Wichita State def. Tulsa 3-0 (26-24, 25-11, 25-12)
- #25 Wichita State improves to 16-3 (8-0, AAC); Tulsa falls to 9-11 (3-5, AAC)
- Wichita, Kansas (AAC Match)
- Attendance: 2,265
- Box Score
Wichita, Kansas – #25 Wichita State stayed undefeated in American Athletic Conference play as they swept Tulsa 3-0. Beyond the home win keeping them unbeaten in conference, it gave head coach Chris Lamb his 400th career victory.
Lamb saw an overall strong match from his squad, as they not only hit .330 with seven players recording a kill on offense but also out-blocked Tulsa 10-3, had more digs (56-38) and held the Golden Hurricanes to a .071 mark.
Abbie Lehman (10 kills, .600, seven blocks, three digs) and Tabitha Brown (10 kills, .280, 10 digs) each reached double-digit kills for Wichita State while Emily Hiebert distributed their kills with 33 total assists to go with an overall match of seven kills, six blocks and five digs. Taylor Horsfall logged 15 digs for Tulsa, but couldn’t slow down the overall balance of the Shockers offense for the match.
The first would be the tightest with 10 ties and four lead changes, but eventually Wichita State pulled it out 26-24. Tulsa actually kept things back and forth in the next two sets very early, but couldn’t hold as 20-5 and 18-5 runs to close out each gave Wichita State a strong 3-0 sweep.
Next up for both schools is week nine. For Wichita State, that means meetings with Cincinnati and East Carolina while Tulsa goes to the road to face Temple and Connecticut.
Courtesy of Wichita State:
WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita State head coach Chris Lamb earned his 400th career win in a 3-0 win over Tulsa. The No. 22 Shockers (16-3, 8-0) won by scores of 26-24, 25-11 and 25-12.
Senior setter Emily Hiebert earned Havoc in the Heartland MVP honors with 33 assists, seven kills, five digs and six blocks. Abbie Lehman had 10 kills and seven blocks, while Tabitha Brown had 10 kills and 10 digs. Giorgia Civita had 15 digs.
• The Shockers held on for a 26-24 win in the first set
• A kill by Lehman gave the Shockers a quick 4-2 lead
• The Golden Hurricane came back to take an 11-10 lead
• The Shockers responded with a 3-0 run for a 13-11 lead
• A Tulsa error pushed the Shocker lead to 18-13
• Back-to-back Tulsa kills tied the score at 21
• The two teams traded points until the Shockers used a Tulsa service error and a kill by Emma Wright for the 26-24 win
• Emma Wright, Emily Hiebert and Abbie Lehman each had four kills in the set
• The Shockers ran away with a 25-11 win in the second set
• With the score tied 6-6, the Shockers used a 3-0 run to go in front 9-6
• Gabi Mostrom served 10-straight to push the Shocker lead to 22-8
• Chase Jackson‘s kill brought the Shockers to set point at 24-10 and another Jackson kill gave WSU the 25-11 win
• Mikaela Raudsepp and Wright each had three kills in the set
• WSU pulled away for the 25-12 win
• The set went back and forth until a 4-0 run gave the Shockers an 11-7 lead
• Two kills from Lehman pushed the lead to 15-10 and a Lehman block made the score 19-10
• The Shockers ended the set on a 5-0 run to win 25-12
• Tabitha Brown had seven kills and eight digs in the set
• The Shockers are next in action on Fri., Oct. 20 when they host Cincinnati at 7 p.m. inside Charles Koch Arena
Courtesy of Tulsa:
WICHITA, Kan. – The Golden Hurricane (9-11, 3-5 American) was back in action Sunday, as it took to the hardwood for a matchup against No. 22 Wichita State (16-3, 8-0 American). This matchup was the first in the newly titled, Havoc in the Heartland, rivalry. Mariah Pardo led Tulsa with 23 assists, but TU fell, 3-0 (26-24, 25-11, 25-12).
The first set was a back-and-forth battle. With the Shockers leading 10-7, the Golden Hurricane went on a 4-0 run and took an 11-10 lead. Wichita State answered with three unanswered points to regain the lead, 13-11. With the Shockers up 19-14, the Hurricane fought back with a 3-0 run to pull within one, 19-18. Tulsa added another 3-0 run two points later and took a 22-21 lead. Wichita State took the first set, 26-24. Rachel Moore led the Tulsa attack with four kills, Emily Hubbard added three kills. Mariah Pardo assisted on 10 kills. Taylor Horsfall collected six digs.
In the second set, Wichita State pulled away and won the set, 25-11. Emily Thorson paced the TU offense with four kills, Ebony Carter added two kills. Horsfall and Ashton Anderson each recorded two digs to lead the team in the set. Pardo notched six assists.
Thorson led the offense in the third set with three kills, Cook and Moore added two kills each. Pardo collected seven assists. Horsfall scooped up seven digs. Thorson, Hubbard and Pardo all tallied four digs each, in the third. The Shockers won the set, 25-12.
Wichita State had 56 digs, 42 kills, 39 assists, and 10 total blocks. Abbie Lehman and Tabitha Brown each had 10 kills each to lead the Shockers. Emily Hiebert went for 33 assists. Giorgia Civita led the Shocker defense with 15 digs.
Pardo produced a team-high 23 assists. Horsfall led the defense with 15 digs. Thorson totaled nine kills, Moore chipped in seven kills. As a team, the Hurricane combined for 38 digs, 29 kills, 25 assists, and three total blocks.
With the loss, Tulsa falls to 9-11 overall and 3-5 in the American Athletic Conference. The Golden Hurricane will take to the road next weekend as it battles Temple, on Friday, Oct. 20. First serve is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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