Texas A&M junior Hollann Hans served up eight aces in the Aggies’ five-set win over Georgia, setting a school match record.
The eight aces were two more than the previous A&M record of six, which had been reached 12 times, last on Aug. 30, 2013 by Allie Sawatzky vs. South Dakota State.
- Allie Sawatzky vs. South Dakota State; Aug. 30, 2013
- Kelsey Black vs. Sam Houston State; Sept. 1, 2010
- Kelsey Black vs. Pacific; Aug. 27, 2010
- Melissa Munsch vs. Texas; Oct. 24, 2003
- Melissa Munsch vs. Colorado; Sept. 24, 2003
- Melissa Munsch vs. Southwest Texas; Sept. 3, 2002
- A.D. Achilefu vs. Oklahoma; Nov. 12, 2001
- Raychelle Michalke vs. Stephen F. Austin; Oct. 24, 1990
- Sheri Hermesmeyer vs. BYU; Oct. 27, 1989
- Cheri Steensma vs. Miami (Ohio); Oct. 7, 1988
- Cathy Frederick vs. Missouri; Sept. 16, 1983
- Joey Vrazel vs. Texas Tech; Oct. 20, 1982
The tally also set a Reed Arena record for aces, besting the previous mark of six. (Texas A&M moved to Reed Arena in 2009.)
- 6, Kelsey Black vs. Sam Houston State; Sept. 1, 2010
- 6, Kelsey Black vs. Pacific; Aug. 27, 2010
- 6, Mikayla Shields (South Carolina); Nov. 19, 2017
- 6, Taylor Unroe (Florida); Nov. 3, 2013
“I have been working on being more consistent and I think that I still need to work on that,” Hans said of her serving effort. “I just try going in with an aggressive mindset and not being scared even if it is close to the end. Even if it is close to the end, I still try to go out and serve my best. I think everyone did that tonight.”
"I had an aggressive mindset…going back there serving, not being scared and going all out for my teammates."
Hear from Hollann Hans after her school-record performance on the service line in Sunday's win over Georgia.#OwnIt #GigEm pic.twitter.com/ZiY57Byta8
— Texas A&M Volleyball (@AggieVolleyball) September 24, 2018
The school’s highest individual ace tally in an SEC match prior to Sunday was five by Mariah Agre vs. Tennessee on Nov. 15, 2013. (A&M joined the SEC in 2012.)
Right after Hollann breaks school record with 7 aces, she serves another to tie the score 19-19. Timeout Georgia. #OwnIt #GigEm pic.twitter.com/HWxGP57lRA
— Texas A&M Volleyball (@AggieVolleyball) September 23, 2018
The eight ace tally doubled Hans’ previous career best of four, which she had achieved three times. The perfect serves nearly earned the junior a triple-double, going along with her match-high 20 kills and 15 digs. The outside hitter also added five assists and four blocks for good measure.
All told, Hans has now served up 85 career aces, including 25 in 2018. She ranks second behind South Carolina’s Aubrey Ezell’s 42 in the 2018 SEC rankings.
Texas A&M served up 14 aces in the 25-20, 25-21, 21-25, 23-25, 15-9 win over Georgia on Sunday, moving to 9-5 on the year and 2-0 in league play.
Next up, the Aggies hit the road for a 2 p.m. ET Sunday match against LSU in Baton Rouge.