SAN DIEGO – The No. 21 San Diego Toreros welcomed the Tennessee Vols for a two-game set on Friday and Saturday.
The host team won easily, hitting .253 to go with 11 blocks in a Friday sweep. The Vols countered with a four-set win on Saturday, putting up 13 stuffs and outhitting USD .283 to .222.
#21 San Diego def. Tennessee 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-18)
Key Stats: San Diego led the Vols in every major statistical category except digs in the victory. The Toreros hit at a .253 clip, while limiting Tennessee to a season-low .095 effort with 11 blocks. USD outdid Tennessee in kills (38-31), aces (4-3) and blocks (11-8). The Vols boasted a 25-24 edge in digs, but gave up 23 points on hitting errors.
Stat Leaders: Kaity Edwards was the lone player to post double-digit digs, notching 10 for the Toreros, while hitting at a .750 clip (10-1-12). Addie Picha added nine kills on a .500 hitting effort (9-1-16) and a team-leading 10 blocks.
Erica Treiber notched a team-best nine kills for Tennessee, while hitting .571 (9-1-14) and putting up three blocks. Tessa Grubbs added seven kills, while Raquel Perinar downed four putaways and put up five blocks.
It Was Over When: Tennessee led 11-8 in Set 3 after three lead changes and kills by four different players. The Toreros countered with an 8-2 run to vault ahead 16-13. Two Edwards kills, two blocks by Picha and two aces highlighted the rally. The Vols were within two at 20-18, before USD closed out the win with a 5-0 run, capped by back-to-back stuffs by Picha.
Tennessee def. #21 San Diego 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-22)
- Tennessee moves to 7-2; San Diego falls to 2-4
- Box Score
- San Diego Recap / Tennessee Recap
Key Stats: Tennessee held the upper hand in hitting percentage (.283 to .222), aces (5-3) and blocks (13-6) en route to the win. USD boasted a three-point lead in kills (60-57) and led 54-41 in digs, but it was not enough to overcome 28 hitting errors.
Stat Leaders: Raquel Perinar paced the Vols with 15 kills, while hitting .387 (15-3-31), while Tessa Grubbs followed with 14 kills and three blocks. Erica Treiber notched 11 putaways on a team-best .474 hitting effort, while Breana Jeter followed with eight kills and a team-high seven blocks. Addisyn Rowe chipped in seven kills and six stuffs.
Roxie Wiblin pounded down 17 kills to lead USD, while Addie Picha (11), Kaity Edwards (10) and Lauren Fuller (9) followed. Picha hit at a match-high .625 clip (11-1-16) and added four blocks, while Edwards notched a .600 effort (10-1-15). Wiblin just missed a double-double, adding eight digs.
It Was Over When: After edging out the Toreros in Set 3 (25-22), it took a late surge in Set 4 to close out the victory. USD led by five at 18-13 after kills by Picha, Katie Lukes and Anna Newsome. The Vols narrowed the gap to one at 19-18 with help from two Perinar putaways. The teams tied at 20 and 21. Trailing 22-21, Tennessee called timeout and rallied with four straight points to cap the upset. Kills by Rowe bookended the run, which also included a Grubbs putaways and a Jeter ace.